As a fellow, you will have opportunities to serve on different committees at Baystate Medical Center and Baystate Franklin Medical Center.
We suggest that you attend the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians monthly board meeting to gain experience from mentors. You are also encouraged to serve on national committees through the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
Quality and Process Improvement
You will be actively involved in monitoring quality measures and in continuous quality improvement projects in the emergency department.
Emergency Department Operations Management/Finance
You will be involved in departmental meetings and become well versed in current state and federal regulations concerning the safe practice of emergency medicine. You will also discuss budget related operations.
During clinical shifts and conferences, you will be involved in teaching residents and medical students, including the opportunity to coordinate the emergency medicine administrative elective.
You may also attend classes at the American Association of Physician Leadership and the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management.
Working in conjunction with the risk management department, you will review risk management issues and cases in the emergency department.
Coding and Billing
Work with the informatics department will give you an understanding of the intricacies of billing and coding in relation to emergency medicine. You also have the opportunity to attend state and national billing and coding courses.
Scheduling and Staffing
You will learn how to schedule physicians for shifts, and evaluate staffing models/needs of the emergency department.
Active participation in research is expected of fellows, including producing a peer reviewed quality research project in an area of interest. You are also encouraged to present research/posters at national conferences.