Emergency Medicine Administrative Fellowship

Emergency Medicine Administrative Fellowship at UMass Chan-Baystate

The Emergency Medicine Administrative Fellowship at Baystate Medical Center, regional campus of the UMass Chan Medical School, is a one- to two-year fellowship ideal for graduates of emergency medicine residency who have a particular interest in the administration of an emergency medicine department. We accept one or two fellows per year.

Launch A Successful Career in Emergency Medicine Administration

We provide the mentored experience and didactics necessary for young clinicians to become successful independent leaders in academic emergency medicine.

At the busiest emergency department in Massachusetts—204,000 emergency and urgent care visits last year—you will receive expert training from our emergency medicine faculty in the areas of:

  • quality improvement
  • finance
  • billing/coding
  • health policy
  • risk management
  • process improvement
  • leadership
  • operations
  • staffing

Our fellowship incorporates capstone and didactic classwork through the American Association of Physician Leadership, as well as through an MBA degree from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management.

You will also have exposure to community and academic emergency medicine models.


The purpose of the Emergency Medicine Administrative Fellowship at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate, is to provide young clinicians with the mentored experience and didactics necessary for them to become successful independent future leaders in academic Emergency Medicine.

Fellows also have the opportunity to attend the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management to obtain an M.B.A.

Meet the team

Joseph C. Schmidt, MD

Fellowship Co-director
phone: 413-794-5999 email: joseph.schmidt@baystatehealth.org

Joe Sills, MD

Fellowship Co-director
email: joe.sills@baystatehealth.org

Kathleen Diederich

Program Coordinator
phone: 413-794-3947 email: Kathleen.Diederich@baystatehealth.org
By the numbers

Program Metrics

  • Length of the fellowship: 1 year or 2 years for the Masters Degree fellowship
  • Number of fellows: 1 - 2 fellows per year

Baystate Metrics

  • Baystate Medical Center is a 716 bed, Level-1 Trauma Center & Pediatric Hospital
  • Annual census > 120,000 (75% adults, 28% admission rate, 7% ICU admissions)
  • There are 30 full-time faculty members in the Emergency Medicine department at the main campus with varied research, education, and administrative responsibilities.
Fellow benefits & facilities
  • We have attempted to maintain salaries in the 75th percentile nationally, and here in western Massachusetts, we enjoy a lower cost of living than in major urban areas. View our complete list of salaries and benefits.
  • Moonlighting opportunities
  • Office space
  • Generous benefits package
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health and Dental/Life insurance
  • Paid vacation and CME time
  • Professional education account and tuition allocation
  • Start-up funds available
  • Clinical Responsibility: 12 hours per week (average) as an attending physician to maintain clinical competency
  • Research Requirement:
    • Design and implementation of an original research project
    • Presentation and publication of study results
    • Preparation and submission of a competitive career development grant proposal
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