UChicago EM

Admin at UChicago

There are no shortage of opportunities to get involved with medical operations and administration at the University of Chicago Emergency Department. Between opening a brand-new ED, starting a Level 1 Trauma Center, and responding to changing patient needs and provider safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, our operations team is continually working to improve patient care.

Residents interested in administrative and QI work have the chance to work with multidisciplinary teams including nursing, ED techs, social work, case managers and other stakeholders as we prioritize continual improvement in the ED. Faculty with Masters in Business Administration, prior business experience, and ED administration fellowship training provide mentorship and guidance throughout residency to those interested in a career within ED operations, administration, and/or leadership. Many residents participate in an active admin group which meets quarterly to discuss and propose solutions to challenges in the emergency department, and residents are always invited to multidisciplinary operations meets to meet the changing needs of our hospital and our patients.

Beyond the Emergency Department, the University of Chicago provides the resources of and opportunity for collaboration within a large quaternary care hospital, allowing residents to gain further experience with hospital administration. The most recent ED Medical Director, Tom Spiegel, was recently promoted to Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for the University of Chicago Medicine system, providing the chance to work with those at the highest level of leadership within an entire medical center.

Booth School of Business and Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Additionally, residents have worked with the top ranked Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth | The University of Chicago Booth School of Business) and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Home – Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation) to help further their projects and ideas to improve health care delivery in the emergency department. There are unparalleled opportunities for collaboration and innovation while working at a hospital located squarely on the campus of a University known for driving new ideas in business and administration.