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NYC Health + Hospitals Launches Clinical Leadership Fellowship to Develop Next Generation of Physician Leaders

Nov 02, 2018

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced the launch of its Clinical Leadership Fellowship Program—a one-year opportunity designed for post-residency graduates interested in administrative roles within the nation’s largest public hospital system.

During the inaugural program year, fellows will be placed in the NYC Health + Hospitals’ Office of Quality and Safety, Population Health, or Ambulatory Care. 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; and Theodore Long, MD, MHS, vice president for ambulatory care.

In addition to their largely administrative responsibilities in helping to advance the strategic priorities of these departments, fellows will also provide clinical care outside the scope of their fellowship project and participate in other learning activities, ensuring they can provide care to some of the City’s most vulnerable patients.

“We believe NYC Health + Hospitals is the premier place to get clinical leadership training alongside 45,000 mission-driven employees and affiliates, serving more than one million New Yorkers annually,” said Dr. Wei. “Being a part of the transformation of the largest safety-net system is truly one of the most exciting opportunities in health care today.”

The fellowship will impart the skills necessary to advance hospital system quality improvement and strategic leadership initiatives. Physician participants will learn from a variety of 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, resource management, strategic thinking, methods and tools for engaging in quality improvement and population health-oriented efforts, and the design of a just and safe culture. As part of their participation, fellows will conceive and initiate a quality improvement or population health-oriented project. Through the leading of an interdisciplinary team of clinicians and administrative staff, fellows will help advance a goal that is consistent with that facility’s priorities and aligned to NYC Health + Hospitals’ strategic initiatives.

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

“Our Clinical Leadership Fellowship Program aligns with other NYC Health + Hospitals initiatives to recruit more primary care physicians, including the recent campaign—DOCS4NYC—developed to help fill 75 new and open primary care physician positions, thereby expanding access to community-based primary care for all of our patients across the five boroughs,” said Dr. Long. “We hope that committed graduates of our fellowship continue on to become new members of the NYC Health + Hospitals’ family and play an integral role in helping to shape the future of our system, which remains devoted to caring for all without exception.”

Application Process

Physicians who have completed or are on track to graduate from an ACGME-accredited residency program prior to July 1, 2019, can apply. The application deadline is January 25, 2019.

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.