Fellowship

Emergency Medicine Administration and Management is a complex process and requires unique knowledge and skills that are often unattainable in a conventional Emergency Medicine residency. Learning proper ED Administration often takes years of trial and error and on the job training. Therefore, we designed this fellowship to allow for the rapid assimilation of critical ED management skills by completing an intensive one-year curriculum combining academic rigor with community practice.

Emergent Medical Associates (EMA) and USC Marshall School of Business have joined together to create the most comprehensive emergency medicine management program available. This Non-ACGME fellowship includes a Masters in Medical Management (MMM) from the USC Marshall School of Business (A top 25 Business School) as well as real world clinical ED experience in some of California's busiest, most complex emergency departments. In addition, the fellow will learn industry leading best practices in ED administration from recognized management experts at EMA.

Graduates of the fellowship would be expected to pursue leadership positions in Emergency Department Administration/Management, and utilize the knowledge and skills afforded them to positively impact practice environments and patient care at a local, state and national level.

We are looking to give the future leaders of emergency medicine the tools they need to thrive. The past five years of the fellowship has been an unprecedented success. We are looking for top performing, dedicated and team-oriented applicants to help build on this momentum and create a tradition of excellence in ED management.

You have taken the first step in exploring your future by visiting this website. We encourage you to take the next step and apply.

Apply Now, Dont Wait!

We look forward to reviewing your qualifications and thank you in advance for your interest.

Warm wishes,

Scott Brewster
MD, FACEP


Chief Medical Officer,
Director of Fellowship
James De La Torre

Assistant Fellowship Director

Curriculum

Clinical Duties:
A minimum of 10 shifts a month at two EMA community ED's.

Administrative Curriculum:
EMA will provide a community-based platform for the fellow to be exposed to the full spectrum of administrative topics:
● Corporate Management
● Emergency Department Management
● Academic
● Political

Program Description

The fellow will be on staff at two EMA staffed Emergency Departments. Fellow will receive commensurate benefits and salary.

USC Marshall School of Business (MMM) - One Year

Qualifications

(1) First: Must be a board eligible, graduate/graduating resident of a three or four-year Emergency Medicine Residency program.

(2) Second: Must be able to commit 1 week in Los Angeles to start MMM program during March. While official start date of the Fellowship is July 1st, the MMM program holds its first session in early March. As it is a progressive program, this session cannot be missed.
Previous Fellows have used their 4th year elective time to complete the first portion of the MMM.

What You Need To Know About Emergency Medicine Fellowships

There are two fellowship tracks in Emergency Medicine. There are four ACGME fellowship tracks that lead to additional certification by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). The ACGME controls the content and sets standards for these programs which include: Toxicology, Hyperbarics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine.

There are numerous other Non-ACGME fellowships in Emergency Medicine offering experience and training in other areas of Emergency Medicine including: Emergency Medicine Administration, EMS, International Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Politics (Cal-ACEP), Research, Critical Care, Education and Ultrasound.

The Non-ACGME fellowships are optimally tied to an advanced degree integrated into the fellowship. By incorporating an advanced degree into the fellowship program, the fellow is provided the opportunity to incorporate this schooling into a model that will provide an academic base, practice environment and platform for this educational activity. In addition, the fellowship setting offers an opportunity for shift relief, schedule coordination and benefits packages that makes it easier to coordinate these two academic pursuits than if they were completed as separate programs.

Case Studies

Meet some of our recent Fellows from past years.

Tina Wu, M.D., MMM

Tina Wu, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2007

Dr. Wu received her Bachelor’s Degree and Graduate Degree from New York University and her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Buffalo. She served as the Resident Trauma Director at NYU/Bellevue and her teaching experience at NYU/Bellevue includes Resident Education Lectures in Blunt Trauma, Shock and Resuscitation, Vertigo, and Trauma Conference: Non-operative Management of Blunt Abdominal Trauma. She published articles on postconcussive syndrome and laceration repairs and conducted research on maxillofacial trauma and capnography in the ICU. She also served as an Assistant Instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support at the Emergency Care Institute at Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Wu then became the inaugural fellow for the EMA-USC Administrative Fellowship. As part of her fellowship, she served as an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine at LAC-USC Medical Center and as an attending physician at Centinela Hospital Medical Center and Tarzana Medical Center. During this time, she graduated with a Master's in Medical Management from the USC Marshall School of Business, published an article on ED reimbursement and implemented a new vaccine protocol. She continues to serve as an active member of EMA and an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Providence Tarzana Medical Center.

James De La Torre, M.D., MMM

James De La Torre, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2008

Dr. De La Torre graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Biochemistry and received his medical doctorate from Harvard University, where he was awarded the SAEM excellence in emergency medicine for medical students. After medical school, Dr. De La Torre did an internship in internal medicine at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center and then completed his residency in emergency medicine at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. During residency, he published a review article on coccidioidomycosis for emedicine, presented and reviewed a trauma case on Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives (EM:RAP), did research on occult pneumothoraces, wrote several chapters on cardiology errors in emergency medicine and coordinated the journal club at L.A. County. In 2008-09 Dr De La Torre was selected as the EMA Administrative Fellow, completed his Masters in Medical Management and coordinated a company wide effort to implement a Therapeutic Hypothermia Protocol. Following his fellowship he joined the medical staff and administrative team at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center as the Associate Director of Emergency Services. During his administrative tenure at West Hills, he has been instrumental in opening a new 30+ bed emergency department, implementing 2 new emergency department information systems and PACs. He also oversees the STEMI, Therapeutic Hypothermia and Sepsis programs at West HIlls and has helped the hospital obtain the designation of Primary Stroke Center. Currently he serves as the Director and Chairman of the Emergency Department at West HIlls and Community Hospital of Huntington Park and has taken on the role of Director of Quality and Leadership Development for Emergent Medical Associates.

Christopher Major, M.D., MMM

Christopher Major, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2009

Dr. Major received his Bachelor's Degree from Emory University and his Doctorate of Medicine from Boston University. He completed a preliminary medicine internship at Harbor/UCLA. Dr. Major is currently a Resident Clinical Instructor at LAC-USC and his teaching experience includes Grand Round Lectures on Electrolytes and Atrial Fibrillation, a chapter on Widened QRS-Complex Emergencies, and Senior Presenter at LAC-USC Emergency Medicine Journal Club. Dr. Major is also an Instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support at the USC Center for Life Support Training. He has research experience in Neuronal Modeling and Nuclear Quadrapole Spectroscopy. His affiliations include the Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, and American Association of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Major has been an attending at Providence Tarzana Medical Center (PTMC) and Centinela Hospital Medical Center. He has served as the Assistant Director of PTMC Emergency Department and the Assistant Director of EMA’s Lost RVU program. He has served as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) at EMA and currently serves as Prime Healthcare’s Regional CMIO.

Randall Young, M.D., MMM

Randall Young, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2010

Dr. Young received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UC Davis. He then migrated south to complete a Master of Science in Physiological Sciences at UCLA before returning back to UC Davis where he attended medical school and served as co-president of his class. He completed an internship at Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in pediatrics before changing his focus to emergency medicine at Washington University in Saint Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

During his residency he was heavily involved in medical student education as an instructor for the Washington University School of Medicine Practice of Medicine course for 1st and 2nd year medical students. He is the co-founder of the UC Davis Health Professions Saturday Academy, a medical student collaborative dedicated to provide outreach to underserved youths in the Sacramento. He is a recipient of the 2003 American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award. After completing his fellowship he served as the Assistant Director of Emergency Services at Sherman Oaks and Mission Community Hospitals before relocating to San Diego. He joined the faculty of the newly organized Kaiser Permanente San Diego Emergency Medicine Residency Program where he still works as a clinical emergency physician and also serves as the Physician in Charge of the Kaiser Permanente Urgent Care in South San Diego County.


Erick Eiting, M.D., MMM

Erick Eiting, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2011

Dr Eiting is currently Associate Medical Director at LAC+USC Medical Center, where he oversees all outpatient, emergency and inpatient care for incarcerated patients in Los Angeles County. He is also Medical Director for USC Correctional Health, a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He oversee patient care at Twin Towers Correctional Facility, including an urgent care, comprehensive women's health and several specialty clinics, as well as care coordination services for inmates. He has won several awards for improving access to care for inmates using innovative care models, including the Los Angeles County Productivity and Quality "Top Ten" Award and the American Medical Association Foundation Excellence in Medicine Award.

Dr. Eiting also serves as Chief Medical Officer for grandCARE, a company focused on improving medical care and enhancing independent living for seniors. Using remote sensors and smart data collection, he helps to provide patients and providers with the necessary solutions to keep them out of the hospital and prevent 30-day readmissions.

Dr. Eiting attending the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in Biochemistry and Spanish Linguistics and Hispanic Cultures. He is an alumnus of AmeriCorps, where he worked to improve care for HIV-positive patients in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Masters in Public Health from Columbia University and his Masters in Medical Management from the University of Southern California. He received his medical doctorate from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Andrea Wu, M.D., MMM

Andrea Wu, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2012

Dr. Wu comes to our fellowship program as last year’s chief resident at the LAC + USC Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Her contributions as chief are still being utilized today as she established several programs including the “save of the month” program for resident appreciation, and the advisor program for current residents. She also worked on improving communication between the Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Department. Dr. Wu started her academic pursuits at Georgetown University where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology. From Washington DC, she went to Baltimore and attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine receiving her Doctor of Medicine. Before finding her way to the LAC+USC Emergency Residency program, Dr. Wu did a preliminary internal medicine internship at Mercy Medical Center/ University of Maryland. Dr Wu received several awards and honors including the top performer award at LAC + USC, the Winslow scholarship, the Henry Zoller Jr. Schollarship, and the Vinciguerra Trust Scholarship to name a few. Dr. Wu has worked internationally as well, researching at the Hepatitis Research Center, National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.

Jamie Eng, M.D., MMM

Jamie Eng, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2013

Dr. Eng received her medical doctorate from Chicago Medical School and completed her residency training in emergency medicine at LAC+USC Medical Center. During residency, she was the co-leader in several inter-departmental initiatives to improve wait times and ED throughput for specific patients presenting in the ER, such as orthopedics, ophthalmology and gynecology. She served as the Event Medicine Coordinator for the Los Angeles Marathon, contributed to HippoEM, a virtual educational program, and was a key cast member in Code Black, a documentary on emergency medicine at LAC+USC. She authored and presented abstracts on compliance with process improvement, ED transfers to/from the LA County Jail, and genetic testing as part of clinical decision making rules for PE. As the Administrative Chief Resident her senior year, she helped create and implement a restructuring of the triage process in order to treat the most critically ill patients in the waiting room of LAC+USC. She also gave several lectures as part of weekly Grand Rounds , including series on procedures, radiology, and teaching cases. Since completing the fellowship, she has created a toolkit for safe opioid prescribing, serves as the Chair of the Patient Review and Coordination Program - an inter-disciplinary committee that cares for high ED utilizers, and is working to implement ED information sharing throughout LA County. She is currently the Associate Medical Director at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and the Associate Medical Director at Centinela Hospital Medical Center.


Jay Melton, M.D., MMM

EMA-USC Fellow 2014

Dr. Melton graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.A. in Music. He received his medical doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Melton went onto complete his emergency medicine training at the the State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. During residency he was an active member in the teaching mini fellowship. Throughout residency his interest extended to bedside teaching, resident and student lectures. Dr. Melton contributed to the education platform The Kings of County. His interest in education led to the development of the Advanced Practice Provider Academy as his administrative fellowship project.

Dr. Melton serves as Assistant Director of Emergency Services at Mission Community Hospital and Centinela Hospital Medical Center as well as the Director of Allied Health Professionals.

Application & Timeline

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If it is already closed, we will accept your application for the following year.


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Emergent Medical Associates
111 North Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 210
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 379-2134
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