About the Program


This two-year fellowship in administration is based on a rigorous, individualized executive training curriculum designed to produce thought leaders in emergency medicine. The fellowship includes a broad range of educational and experiential opportunities that will build leadership competencies while providing the freedom to create a unique niche in emergency medicine. Operational skill sets and project management experiences are enhanced through projects for which the fellow has primary responsibility.

The fellow will identify key committee experiences, medical director tasks, board of director involvement and educational and research projects in which to participate. The fellow will also work with department and medical center leadership to gain experience in strategic planning and overall medical center administration. The fellow will complete a master’s degree with diverse degree options including MBA, MHA, MPH with a health services management emphasis and even a unique Master of Business Operational Excellence. The fellow has the opportunity to enroll in the ACEP director's academy or similar in educational course work.

Curriculum


The Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to sponsor an innovative two-year fellowship in administration. The fellowship was jointly founded by Dr. Mark Moseley and Dr. Gary Katz; administrative faculty members and leaders in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Their vision shaped a unique training program centered on a rigorous, individualized executive training curriculum designed to produce thought leaders in emergency medicine. Other emergency medicine administrative fellowships focus primarily on managerial or medical director skill sets. However, our fellowship is designed to afford the fellow a broad range of educational and experiential opportunities that will build leadership competencies while providing the freedom to create his or her unique niche in emergency medicine.

The Department of Emergency Medicine, The OSU Faculty Group Practice and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center provide an unparalleled educational environment for the fellowship. Fellows practice clinically as a junior academic attending in two different clinical settings, spending time at Ohio State’s main campus emergency department and at OSU East, a 25-bed emergency department located in an urban, underserved area. Operational skills sets and project management experiences are enhanced through longitudinal operations and strategic department projects for which the fellow has primary responsibility.

The fellow also works closely with the program director to identify key committee experiences, medical director tasks, board of director involvement and educational and research projects in which to participate. The fellow will also work with the executive leadership in the department as well as medical center leadership in order to gain experience in strategic planning and overall medical center administration. Finally, the program provides the flexibility and diverse resources to accommodate whatever passion the fellow may wish to pursue. Previous fellows have focused on such diverse interests as investing IT and free clinic management.

Requirements


The fellow is required to complete a master's degree in order to graduate from the fellowship, which is the primary reason why the fellowship is two years in duration. We feel strongly that any executive training program must include formal management training and this requirement helps to further differentiate our fellowship from other administrative fellowships from around the country.

The Ohio State University has diverse degree options including traditional MBA, executive MBA, Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health with Health Services Management emphasis and even a unique Master of Business Operational Excellence. The fellow also has the opportunity to enroll in the ACEP Director's Academy or take coursework through the American College of Physician Executives if desired.

Application Process


An Ohio medical license will be required before starting the fellowship. To start the application process, you must be a graduate from an emergency medicine residency program.

Application Requirements
  • A current CV with reference list
  • A statement describing your reason for pursuing administrative fellowship training (personal statement)
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores (official report)
  • Three letters of recommendation preferably from emergency medicine faculty, with one letter of recommendation from your current program director
How to Apply

To apply, submit all required materials to Jennifer Journy at Jennifer.Journy@osumc.edu.

Our Leaders

Our leaders

Robert Cooper leader

Robert Cooper, MD, MPH, MBA

Director, Administration Fellowship

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Administration Fellow

Administration Fellow

Phil A. Dixon, MD, MPH

Undergraduate: Natural science, Johns Hopkins University
Medical school: St. George's University
Residency: Emergency medicine, University of Mississippi

Phillip Dixon is the current administration fellow for the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Dixon completed his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University while playing four years of football. He then went to St. George's University for both his MPH and MD degrees. Following medical school, Dr. Dixon completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and was elected as a chief resident in his final year of residency. Throughout residency, Dr. Dixon became interested in advocacy, physician leadership and administration. He was elected as the national secretary-treasurer for the Resident-Student Association of the American Academy of Emergency Physicians, as well as elected the resident representative for the Mississippi State Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He also was one of two chief residents among all specialties to co-chair the Chief Resident Committee and represented residents on multiple hospital administration committees. He currently is an at-large board member for the Young Physician Section of the American Academy of Emergency Physicians. His professional interests include creating a more efficient and effective emergency department, as well as national/state health policy, advocacy and leadership, and physician wellness. His personal interests include fitness, sports, outdoor activities and community events.

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