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NYC Health + Hospitals Announces Open Application Period for 2020-2021 Clinical Leadership Fellowship

Fellowship aims to develop the next generation of clinical leaders in quality, population health, and health care administration

Application deadline is Friday, September 27, 2019

May 23, 2019

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced the open application period for the 2020-2021 Clinical Leadership Fellowship, a one-year opportunity designed for post-residency graduates interested in administrative roles within the nation’s largest public hospital system. Fellows are placed in one of NYC Health + Hospitals’ Central Office locations to acquire hands-on, practical work experience, supplemented with participation in leadership meetings and developing and leading a substantial quality improvement or population health-oriented project. Projects may include topics such as improving cycle time in clinic, emergency room, or operating room or improving performance in recommended primary care screening tests. In addition to their primary administrative responsibilities in helping to advance the strategic priorities of the Central Office department in which they are placed, fellows will also provide clinical care outside their fellowship activities, ensuring they can provide care to some of the City’s most vulnerable patients. Learn more here.

During the 2020-2021 program year, fellows will be placed in the NYC Health + Hospitals’ Office of Quality and Safety, Population Health, Ambulatory Care, or Medical and Professional Affairs. Throughout their fellowship, successful applicants will receive direct mentorship from leaders within these areas, including but not limited to Eric Wei, MD, MBA, vice president and system-wide chief quality officer; Dave Chokshi, MD, MSc, vice president and system-wide chief population health officer; Theodore Long, MD, MHS, vice president for ambulatory care; Machelle Allen, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer.

“The Clinical Leadership Fellowship teaches the skills necessary to advance hospital system quality improvement, population health, and strategic leadership initiatives. This program is geared toward mission-driven individuals eager to help serve the more than one million New Yorkers who come through our doors annually,” said Dr. Eric Wei, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals. “This program serves as an extension of existing NYC Health + Hospitals initiatives aimed at recruiting more physicians and strengthening the quality of care available to patients across the five boroughs.”

“Physicians are often not given the tools they need to lead quality and population health oriented efforts during medical school and residency, said Dr. Machelle Allen, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals. “We hope that graduates of this fellowship not only gain these necessary skills, but also continue their relationship with NYC Health + Hospitals and play a role in our mission to promote and protect the health, welfare, and safety of the people of New York City.”

“We are dedicated to empowering and developing the next generation of clinical leaders while exposing them to the inner workings of the nation’s largest public health care system,” said Dr. Dave Chokshi, Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer. “If you can do quality improvement, public health, and clinical operations in NYC Health + Hospitals, you can do it anywhere.”

Physician participants will learn from a variety of local and national clinical and administrative leaders, providing a unique opportunity to hone their skills and build knowledge, while working alongside current decision makers and assisting in the implementation of various hospital quality improvement or population health-oriented projects.

The curriculum will include fundamentals of leadership and administration, population health approaches to improving outcomes, team facilitation and change management, fundamentals of quality improvement and science of quality measurement, developing and implementing quality improvement initiatives, and designing safe systems and building a “just” culture. As part of their participation, fellows will be required to design and lead a quality improvement or population health-oriented project at their sponsoring facility.

“This is an exciting time to join NYC Health + Hospitals’ family and play an important role in NYC Care.” said Dr. Theodore Long, Vice President, Ambulatory Care, “This program is the first of its kind to provide guaranteed access to dedicated primary care providers and health care services to all New Yorkers.”

The inaugural 2019-2020 Clinical Leadership Fellowship class includes the following participants:

  • Dr. Alexander Bryan, assigned to the Office of Population Health and conducting his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur
  • Dr. Ross Kristal, assigned to Ambulatory Care and conducting his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Belvis
  • Dr. Jillian Diuguid-Gerber, assigned to the Office of Population Health and conducting her clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
  • Dr. Madden Rowell, assigned to the Office of Ambulatory Care and conducting her clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania
  • Dr. Louis Hart, assigned to the Office of Quality & Safety and conducting his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

How to Apply

Physicians who have completed or are on track to graduate from an ACGME-accredited residency program prior to July 1, 2020, can apply. The application deadline is September 27, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis.

To apply, visit /clinical-leadership-fellowship/. For more questions, please contact Marlee Ickowicz at ickowicm@nychhc.org.

Selected applicants are subject to employment/background check and health clearance.