Administrative, Operations, & Quality Fellowship

The University of Virginia’s Department of Emergency Medicine offers an enriching Administrative, Operations, and Quality Fellowship, designed for emergency medicine physicians seeking to enhance their leadership and administrative skills. This fellowship can be pursued over one or two years, providing a robust platform for professional growth and development in healthcare management.

UVA Medical Center is a public Level I Trauma Center and a tertiary referral center. The Emergency Department (ED) cares for over 75,000 patients per year. The ED includes adult and pediatric services, active air and ground transport programs, and is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Fellows benefit from significant department funding that supports the pursuit of accredited graduate degrees (MBA, MHA, etc), enhancing their academic credentials and expertise. Additionally, fellows can obtain certifications in programs like the ACEP Emergency Department Director’s Academy, Six Sigma, or Healthcare Financial Management, among others.

Additional components of the fellowship include:

  • Protected non-clinical time to meet training requirements and focus on professional development
  • Active participation in day-to-day operations within the department
  • Attendance and participation in regional or national conferences and committees
  • Participation in ED and hospital-wide committees and coalitions
  • Mentorship and support from executive leadership in the department and hospital
  • Annual scholarly projects, aimed at contributing to the field through publications or presentations at significant healthcare forums

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Contact & Apply

Sarah Wendel, MD, MBA

Sarah K. Wendel, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, UVA Health Emergency Department
Director, Administrative Fellowship

Phone: (434) 924-8485
Fax: 434-924-2877
Department of Emergency Medicine
P.O. Box 800699
Charlottesville, VA 22908


Current Fellows

portrait of Lauren Smaltz smilingLauren N. Smaltz, MD
Jackson Agraz, MDJackson F. Agraz, MD