Observation Medicine Fellowship

What to Expect

Emergency Care Specialists sponsors a one-year, non-accredited, observation medicine fellowship. Applications are being accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year for ABEM or AOBEM board-certified or board-eligible emergency medicine physicians.

About Observation Medicine

A fellowship in observation medicine prepares emergency physicians to lead clinical care, quality improvement and clinical operations outside of the emergency phase of care. The specialty of observation medicine is growing as a solution to improve patient throughput and provide efficient use of health care resources by developing effective patient flow processes and evidence-based clinical protocols. Physicians who complete an observation medicine fellowship will be well prepared for both clinical and administrative leadership.

About ECS

Emergency Care Specialists is a physician-owned, independent group of emergency medicine providers with over 250 physicians and advanced practice providers.  ECS is built on a culture of service, and has demonstrated continual growth and expertise across the continuum of acute care for over 35  years. ECS staffs nine Corewell Health emergency departments, with a combined volume of more than 350,000 annual visits.

About Corewell Health

Corewell Health is a national leader in health care. Named six times by Truven Health Analytics© as one of the top five large health systems in the nation, our mission is to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Corewell Health Butterworth Hospital is a tertiary referral center and located in downtown Grand Rapids. Butterworth Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center with more than 110,000 emergency department visits annually.  Butterworth Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. In addition, Butterworth Hospital has a 25-bed dedicated observation unit. The observation unit has been operating for over 14 years, has an average census of 500-600 visits per month and has an average length of stay less than 17 hours.

About Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan. It has been recognized as the No.1 city in the U.S. to raise a family (Forbes Magazine, 2012) and the No. 1 city to visit (Lonely Planet, 2014). The New York Times recognized Grand Rapids in their “52 Places to Go in 2016” list. Grand Rapids is a city with endless experiences for people of every age, including outdoor activities for every season, arts and culture venues, parks and museums, an array of eateries and more than 37 breweries can be found in the city.

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Interested Candidates Contact:

Charles Sierzant, MD
Program Director