MedStar Washington Hospital / MedStar Georgetown University Telehealth Fellowship Program
The MedStar Health Telehealth Fellowship is a collaboration of the MedStar Washington Hospital / MedStar Georgetown University Emergency Medicine residency and the MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center (MTIC) within the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) to offer a one-year fellowship program.
60% time as an attending physician with MedStar Emergency Physicians or MedStar Hospital Medicine service.
Immersion in an innovation center-based telehealth program with health system size scale and opportunities. MTIC facilitated programs delivering more than 450,000 telehealth encounters in the initial 6 months of the COVID public health emergency across multiple modalities, platforms and delivery models.
Educational curriculum focused on best practices for clinical care delivery as well as regulatory, revenue cycle and business development competency
Opportunities for research involvement as well as resident and medical student education
Diverse resources and faculty mentorship in areas of informatics, executive leadership and innovation
Why train here
Upon completion of the fellowship, graduates will have the leadership skills, knowledge, community of peers and training necessary to assume a clinical and operational leadership role in a developing or established telehealth program at the service line, hospital or health system level. Fellows will work closely with core residency and telehealth faculty to:
- Use telehealth effectively to deliver clinical care across multiple platforms and modalities
- Develop broad domain expertise in telehealth technologies, workflows, provider training and in the regulatory, legal, compliance and economic framework of telehealth including mechanisms of reimbursement both within fee-for-service and value-based payment systems
- Develop deep domain expertise in at least one telehealth modality, such as direct to consumer urgent care (MedStar eVisit), teletriage (MedStar Acute Care Coordinating Center/ MAC3), remote patient monitoring, or peer-to-peer consultation as examples
- Use informatics and telehealth interactions to design patient centered encounters resulting in clinically appropriate, high value and meaningful provider and patient experiences
- Work with clinical faculty and the Georgetown University School of Medicine to develop foundational curriculum for telehealth in resident and medical student education
- Design and implement faculty curriculum to support experienced clinicians embracing new technologies and workflows throughout the health system
- Collaborate with MedStar Health leaders across service lines, with opportunity to establish mentoring relationships
- Track changes in telehealth policy and participate in advocacy at the local and national levels
- Design a telehealth-based research project or a peer-reviewed scholarly project or a publishable manuscript
- Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Research Meeting- required submission of research or innovation abstract/paper
- Participation in additional academic meetings and engagement with the growing community of telehealth providers will be an important part of the fellowship
Fellowship Program Director: Ethan Booker, MD, FACEP, is the Chief Medical Officer for Telehealth and Medical Director of the MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center (MTIC) and MedStar eVisit.
Associate Program Director: Lulu Wang, MD, FAAEM, is the Director of Telehealth Education at MedStar, and course director of the resident and medical student electives in telehealth.
60% clinical time will be spent at one or more MedStar Health hospitals in Washington, DC and Maryland. Specific site(s) will vary with fellow specialty.
Applicants will be senior residents or graduates of an ACGME-accredited residency in Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine and be board certified or board eligible in Emergency Medicine through ABEM or AOBEM, or Internal Medicine through ABIM.