Administrative Fellowship
UF Emergency Medicine

Overview of Program

Mission and Vision


This program will cultivate outstanding emergency physician leaders through individualized mentorship, unique leadership experiences, and robust research opportunities. Fellows will work in a dynamic clinical environment and gain exposure to all aspects of emergency department (ED) operations and administration while delivering high-quality patient care.


Our fellows will gain the abilities to positively impact the complex challenges facing healthcare today and excel in a leadership role immediately after graduation.

Goals and Purpose

The purpose of establishing an administrative fellowship is to train EPs to expert levels in all aspects of administration and develop the managerial competencies to successfully lead a Department of Emergency Medicine. To combine formal executive leadership training with ED specific management experiences to allow achievement in a competitive health care environment, academic enrichment and personal leadership development.


This program accepts one fellow each academic year. Residency training in Emergency Medicine must be from an ACGME accredited program and completed by the time of matriculation. Applicants must be board-eligible or board certified. This program does not accept J-1 Visa applicants at this time. Once a letter of offer is extended, employment will be contingent on a positive result from a criminal background screening, procurement/maintenance of a Florida Medical License, ability to meet requirements for appointment as a Faculty member and successful matriculation into the MBA program.

Key Curriculum Themes: (full curriculum to be provided upon request)

  • Business Management and Leadership
  • Health System Management
  • Academic Management
  • Clinical Operations Management

Clinical Responsibility

The fellows in this program are appointed as post doctorate clinical associates in the Department of Emergency Medicine. They have a core clinical commitment of 828 hours working as Attending Physicians in one of the four UF Health Gainesville Emergency Departments over the course of each of their two years of fellowship. Options for additional hours with extra pay available.

Fellow Responsibilities


  • Attendance is required at administrative and clinical operations meetings as designated by fellowship director
  • Complete analysis of ED return visits and supervise Department Morbidity and Mortality conference (3 times per year)
  • Complete an educational program focused on Billing and Coding


  • Completion of UF Warrington College of Business MBA program
  • Completion of publishable scholarly project
  • Completion of two EM resident lectures
  • Attend ACEP Director’s Academy Phase 1 and Phase 2
  • Attend FCEP reimbursement conference (if offered)

Program Duration

  • Fellowship term will be for 24 months
  • Begin on July 1 of the academic year

EMBA Program Details

  • Fellow will complete a formal degree granting program (MBA) during the term of fellowship
  • Executive MBA (EMBA) program lasts 21 months
  • Begins once a year in the Fall
  • Requires campus visits every 3rd weekend for live lectures occurring Saturday and Sunday (from 8:30am-6:30pm on Saturdays and 7:30am-5:00pm on Sundays)
  • Beyond the classroom experiences with professional development
  • Networking opportunities with other healthcare providers

Salary and Benefits

2023-2024 Administrative Fellowship Housestaff Annual Stipends

PGY 4 – $108,471.62*

PGY 5 – $111,327.26*

PGY 6 – $114,283.60*

PGY 7+ – $117,062.92*

*Salary commensurate with expected clinical hours as faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine.


Generous stipend for academic enhancement and conference attendance/presentations.

GatorBites meal program.

15 days of paid vacation per year. 10 days of paid sick leave per year.

Fellows are employed by the University of Florida College of Medicine and are considered to be PGY4-7+ housestaff for salary and benefit purposes. Please see the Housestaff Benefits webpage for more information on insurance, retirement plan, leave policy, malpractice insurance, and additional services included.

Ample moonlighting opportunities within the UF Health system at the Main ED, Pediatric ED and two freestanding EDs (Springhill and Kanapaha) for additional income, all covered by malpractice insurance and sovereign immunity.

Application Process

Applications should include three letters of recommendation (one from the resident program director if currently a resident), the applicant’s CV and a personal statement (not to exceed one page). Any questions regarding applying can be directed to our fellowship program coordinator below.

Applications may only be submitted between August 1, 2023, and November 30, 2023. Please click on the button to apply.

Program Faculty and Staff

Program Director

Brandon R Allen

Brandon R Allen M.D.

Associate Professor; Associate Chief, UFH Chest Pain Ctr; ED Scribes Program; Prog. Director, Administrative Fellowship

Assistant Program Directors

Carolyn K Holland

Carolyn K Holland M.D., M.Ed., FACEP, FAAP

Clinical Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, Department of Emergency Medicine; Division Chief and Interim Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Affiliate Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Me
Marsha F Lewis

Marsha F Lewis MD, MSc, MBA

Clinical Assistant Professor; Assistant Medical Director, Adult Emergency Department; Assistant Program Director, Administrative EM Fellowship

Other Core Program Faculty/Staff

Melanie Blackburn

Melanie Blackburn

Associate Director, Health Care Administration
Frank Jurkiewicz

Frank Jurkiewicz M.B.A.

Vice Chair Of Administrative Affairs
Mary D Patterson

Mary D Patterson M.D., M.Ed.

Chair, Associate Dean And Professor

Fellowship Program Coordinator

William C Mitchell

William C Mitchell

Fellowship Program Coordinator, I
Phone: (352) 265-5911

Graduated Fellow

  • 2021-2023
    Marsha Lewis, MD, MSc, MBA (now: University of Florida Faculty)