Content: This is a one or two year flexible fellowship that will include the completion of a master’s degree in business administration (two year program), completion of a publishable project, certification in medical quality management, and the practice of clinical medicine and teaching.
Career Pathways in Medical Quality Management and Patient Safety
Fundamentals of Quality Improvement
Organization Design and Management
Variation in Medical Practice and Implications for Quality
Economics and Finance in Medical Quality Management
Implementing Healthcare Quality Improvement: Changing Clinician Behavior
External Quality Improvement: Accreditation, Quality Improvement Education, and Certification
Interfaces Between Quality Improvement, Law, and Medical Ethics
Leadership for Quality
1. Medical Quality Management: Theory and Practice; Editor: Prathibha Varkey
2. The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, and Tools: Editors: Ranson, Joshi, and Nash
Other Assigned Readings:
American Journal of Medical Quality as well as other selected peer reviewed journal articles.
Research/Quality Improvement Project:
Minimum completion of one major project with publication/national presentation.
American College of Medical Quality: Medical Quality Meeting
Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
Memberships in Organized Medicine:
American College of Medical Quality
American College of Physician Executives
American College of Healthcare Executives
Funding: Funding for the fellow’s salary and tuition comes from working half time clinically at Regions Hospital and/or affiliated outlying facilities, CME and membership funds, and tuition reimbursement.
Alex Asp, MD: July 2018 – June 2020
Jacqueline Kelly Hegarty: July 2017 – June 2018
Ryan Bourdon, MD: July 2014 – June 2016
Kara Sellung Tomlinson, MD: July 2011 – June 2012
Andrew Zinkel, MD
Associate Medical Director for Health Plan Quality