UCLA-AVH Administrative Fellowship


The UCLA-Antelope Valley Hospital Administrative Fellowship Program, established in 2015, is a one year post-graduate, non-ACGME accredited training program. The fellowship aims to train highly qualified emergency physicians to become effective managers and leaders within clinical medicine. The program combines the benefits of working in and participating in the management of an internationally renowned, academic university hospital with a high acuity, high volume community emergency department. Entry to the fellowship program is available only to physicians who have completed an Emergency Medicine Residency. The fellowship will graduate its second fellow in Spring 2017.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is located at the southern end of the beautiful UCLA campus. It is a state-of-the-art 455 bed academic medical center that offers a full range of medical and surgical services from primary to sub-specialty care. The one million-plus square foot, 10-story structure encompasses the operations of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and the Mattel Children's Hospital. The Medical Center is one component of UCLA's Center for the Health Sciences, which includes the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health; the Jules Stein Eye Institute; the Clarence E. Reed Neurological Research Center; the Brain Research Institute; the Biomedical Cyclotron; the Jerry Lewis Neuromuscular Research Center; and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The UCLA Medical Center serves as both an international referral center and a community hospital for the population of West Los Angeles. Fully accredited training programs are offered in all specialties. UCLA Medical Center is part of the UCLA Health Care network that includes UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and 25 satellite clinics. US News and World report has ranked the UCLA Medical Center as the number one hospital in the West and a top 5 hospital in the United States for twenty five years in a row.

UCLA Emergency Medicine Center

The UCLA Emergency Department is an integral part of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Forty-six thousand patients are seen annually in the ED with a mixture of approximately 40% medicine, 40% surgery, 10% obstetrics/gynecology, and 10% pediatrics. Uninsured patients comprise 7% of the total patient population.

The EMC is a designated Level 1 Trauma Center and Base Station for the County of Los Angeles and provides care for 100 major trauma cases per month. It is also a certified STEMI and Stroke Center and is affiliated with the on-campus Hyperbaric Medicine Center. The Center for Pre-hospital Care, founded in January 1989 and dedicated to research, education, and development, is closely associated with the UCLA Emergency Medicine Center. UCLA is a Pediatric Critical Care Center serving all of Los Angeles.

The UCLA Emergency Medicine Center includes the clinical activities in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Emergency Department, the UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency Program, the Center for International Medicine, the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters, and components of the UCLA Stroke Center. The Center also offers fellowships in Clinical Research, Emergency Ultrasound, International Medicine, and Public Health and Disaster Medicine.

Antelope Valley Hospital

The Antelope Valley Hospital is a 420 bed not-for-profit acute care hospital located about 60 miles from UCLA, in Lancaster, CA. AVH serves the communities of Northern Los Angeles County, an economically and socially diverse area. The AVH ED is a high acuity, high volume community ED with over 120,000 visits in 2014. The ED is a designated Level 2 Trauma Center that sees 11% of the total trauma in LA County. The ED is also a certified STEMI and Stroke Center. The ED has served as the primary community rotation for the UCLA/Olive View Residency since 2004 and currently has a resident working in the ED almost every day. The management group of the ED, Antelope Valley Emergency Medical Associates (AVEMA), is a single site contract organization that has staffed the ED for 40 years. Over half the physicians at AVEMA are part-time faculty members at UCLA. AVEMA has been at the forefront of many changes in emergency medicine, including the utilization of mid-level providers, scribes, and implementation of lean principles to emergency medicine.

Fellowship Activities

The administrative fellowship is designed to provide fellows with a foundation for developing into ED medical directors in any practice setting by providing training at two different clinical sites. The academic milieu of UCLA is very different from that of the community setting of AVH. Fellows will get exposure to all aspects of ED management, including human resources, daily operations, data analytics, medical malpractice, contracting, hospital-wide interactions, and overall ED strategic planning at both sites. At the same time, the fellowship provides for some flexibility for fellows to tailor their education to specific interests as well.

Fellows will additionally work in the UCLA EMC as a Clinical Instructor/Fellow and as an attending at AVH. At UCLA, fellows will primarily supervise UCLA residents while at AVH, fellows will primarily see patients as community physicians on their own. Given the high acuity, AVH is a great place for fellows to hone their clinical skills post-residency.

Stipends and Benefits

Fellows are hired as full time UCLA employees with commensurate health and retirement benefits. The annual salary is $100,000 with an additional $5,000 in travel expenses, $2,000 in CME and four weeks of vacation. In exchange, fellows are expected to work an average of four 12 hour shifts at AV and two 8 hour shifts at UCLA monthly. Additional shifts at both sites may be available based on wishes of the fellow and availability at each site.

Applications and Interviews

Interested applicants should send Curriculum Vitae to:
Malkeet Gupta, MD, MS

Interviews will be granted to qualified applicants by invitation.