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University of Cincinnati Emergency Medicine

Operations and Administration Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Clinical Operations and Administration Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati offers a two-year, mentored experience in Emergency Department health system operations, healthcare administration, quality improvement, and patient safety. The objectives of the fellowship are to provide an experience that fosters skills in project and team management, leadership, departmental operations and directorship/management, business administration, and operational research.

The Clinical Operations and Administration Fellowship aims to combine both theoretical and experiential training in operations and administration, including expertise in emergency department, hospital, and health system operations, quality improvement science and processes, and patient safety. Additionally, the fellowship will enable graduates to continue to refine clinical leadership skills and integrate those skills in the administration and academic realm. As such, graduate should also get a foundation in skills that will foster scholarship and a future successful academic career.

The fellow will complete a Master of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business. The fellow will also complete the ACEP Emergency Department Director’s Academy Phase I course.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Administration:  Develop skills necessary to manage departmental and hospital operations, including effective leadership, quality improvement, patient safety, personal management, staffing, budgeting and accounting, billing and coding, and relevant information technology processes.
  2. Education: Develop skills that will allow for success as a current and future educator in the realm of emergency medicine operations administration. Including but not limited to curriculum development, maintenance, and leadership of the Operations Leadership Academy (OLA), within the department emergency medicine, as well as the Operations Elective experiences.
  3. Research: Develop fundamental skills in quality, patient safety, emergency department and/or hospital operations or clinical research to allow the fellow to evolve as a leading academic emergency physician. The program should include focused health services research training, training and design and conduct of clinical trials, and training in writing and reviewing scientific manuscripts. By graduation, the fellow should produce a scholarly project


The Clinical Operations and Administration Fellowship is designed to provide individualized training in health care operations and administration to develop leaders in Emergency Medicine. The fellowship will provide training in medical directorship while also augmenting the fellow’s leadership competencies. The fellow will practice as a junior attending at our flagship academic site, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and at our community sites (The Jewish Hospital and West Chester Hospital). The fellow will complete longitudinal departmental, hospital, and health system level projects to further develop their operational, administrative, and leadership skills. The fellow will work closely with the medical directorship staff and serve on numerous committees throughout the department, hospital and health system.

Application Process

Applicants must be graduating from an Emergency Medicine residency program and will need to have an Ohio medical license before starting the fellowship.

Application Requirements

  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores (official report)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (one must be from your current program director)

How to Apply: send all required materials to Amy Hirsch (

Fellowship Directors:

Greg Fermann, MD

Executive Vice Chair

UCMC ED Medical Director

K. Robert Thompson III, MD, MBA

UCMC ED Associate Medical Director

Contact Us

Department of
Internal Medicine

Medical Sciences Building Room 6065
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670557
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0557

Phone: 513-558-4231
Fax: 513-558-0852