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The primary goals of the Emergency Medicine Clinical Operations and Administration Fellowship include:

  • Development of leadership and administrative skills sufficient to step into emergency department leadership roles immediately upon graduation
  • Growth of emergency department operations and quality improvement knowledge base to the level of educator
  • Further growth as emergency department clinician with the clinical skillset sufficient to practice and lead in any setting

The goals and objectives of the fellowship are met through a variety of clinical and educational experiences including traditional didactics, committee meetings, educational conferences, analytical discussions, and mentorship. Education is provided by both physician administrative leaders as well as non-physician MBA faculty. Fellows also learn from Department of Emergency Medicine and hospital administrative staff through first-hand, real-world application of educational topics.


IU Kelley School of Business – Business of Medicine Physician MBA Courses

  • Leveraging Accounting to Make Better Decisions
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the U.S. Healthcare System
  • Somerset CPAs & Advisors Executive Leadership Lecture Series
  • Developing Strategy & Integrative Experience
  • Data Analytics for Physician Leaders
  • Global Healthcare Experience (Study Abroad) - Elective
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Leading and Managing Human Capital in Healthcare
  • Operations Analysis & Process Improvement
  • Professional Development & Career Management - Elective
  • Managing Legal Risk
  • Macroeconomics for Managers
  • Executive Coaching for Physician Leaders
  • Business Process Improvement for Healthcare Executives
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Global Healthcare Experience (Study Abroad) - Elective Year 2
  • Venture Strategy
  • The Role of Health IT in Medicine: Past, Present, and Future
  • Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
  • Healthcare Policy Experience (Washington, DC) 

IU Department of Emergency Medicine Education Topics

  • Quality Improvement
  • Finance
  • Billing/Coding
  • Health Policy
  • Risk Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Leadership
  • ED Operations
  • ED Management
  • ED Staffing
  • Communication
  • Time-management
  • Project Management Tools
  • Quality Assurance
  • Risk Management
  • Health System Management (with relation to ED)
  • ED Informatics
  • Strategic planning
  • Interdisciplinary problem-solving
  • Hospital Medical Staff Responsibilities
  • ED Credentialing & Privileging
  • Regulatory Affairs (CMS, Joint Commission, etc.)
  • Complaint Management
  • ED Virtual Health
  • Human Resources
  • Patient Experience
  • Data Analytics
  • ED Leadership Structures (Democratic group, etc.)
  • EMS Management
  • Insurance Models
  • Social Determinant of Health
  • Wellness
  • Observational Medicine
  • Population Health
  • Capital Budgeting 

Sample Fellow Involvement

  • Quarterly residency lecture (Admin-focused)
  • Faculty Meeting Admin lecture (1/year)
  • Residency Grand Rounds (x1 in Year 2)
  • EM Admin Elective Learner Education
  • Quarterly Leadership Journal/Book Club (2/year/fellow)


  Attend (as clinical and MBA schedules allow):

  • Weekly 1 hour fellowship meeting/didactic
  • Bi-weekly Ops-focused standing meetings at clinical site
  • Bi-monthly EM Dyad Council meeting  (ED Operations)
  • Bi-monthly IUH EM Partnership Council (ED Informatics)
  • Monthly IU Dept of EM Meeting (Faculty & APP)
  • Quarterly EM Clinical Effectiveness Council (Quality/Safety)
  • Ad-hoc Quality & Safety meetings (RCI, Peer Review, etc.)
  • ACEP ED Directors Academy Phase I (Year 1)
  • ACEP ED Billing & Coding Summit (Year 2)
  • Site-specific Section Meetings


Fellowship Graduation Requirements:  
  • Completion of Physician MBA Program
  • Completion of Clinical Requirements
  • Presentation and Submission of Research Project
  • Presentation and Submission of Capstone Project