Healthcare Administration, Leadership, and Management (HALM) Fellowship


The Healthcare Administration, Leadership, and Management (HALM) Fellowship is a non-ACGME accredited program open to board certified/eligible graduates of Emergency Medicine residency programs. The fellowship duration is either 1 year without a business degree or 2 years with a concurrent Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) through the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. As part of the 2-year fellowship, the tuition and related expenses for the Executive MBA degree will be paid by the department.

The HALM Fellowship provides an opportunity for hands-on experience with departmental and hospital leaders in operational and quality meetings, didactic experiences, journal clubs, project management, and executive meetings. HALM fellows will be integrated into the UMMC ED leadership team and clinically work in UMMC ED’s as independently-practicing Staff (Attending) Physicians. Completion of this fellowship, as well as an MBA in the 2-year curriculum, will directly lead to leadership opportunities within our department or other academic departments of Emergency Medicine or hospital systems. 

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Clinical Rotations and Block Schedule

Year 1

July Departmental Leadership and Organizational Structure
August ED Operations 1
September Quality and Patient Safety 1
October Coding, Reimbursement, Documentation
November ED Operations 2
December Quality and Patient Safety 2
January Hospital Leadership and Organization Structure
February Finance/Accounting
March Informatics
April Capstone Project/Project Development and Management
May Teaching and Mentorship - ED Administration
June Scholarly Work - ED Administration

Year 2 (optional, for 2-year candidates with MBA curriculum)

Q1 Elective - Scholarly Work
Q2 Elective - Capstone Project
Q3 Elective - Mentorship
Q4 Elective - Scholarly Work, Capstone Project, Mentorship


Compensation and Benefits

  • Academic Faculty appointment at University of Minnesota Medical School and credentialing as an Attending/Staff Physician at University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).
  • Annual compensation at the current PGY4 salary over the course of the 1st year. The current PGY5 salary for the optional 2nd year commitment would apply.
  • Full tuition for Executive MBA at Carlson School of Management, paid in full by the Department of Emergency Medicine.*

*Pending admission to the Executive MBA Program, to which Fellows must apply to and gain admittance separately.

Program Leadership


Robert Tanouye, MD, MBA
Program Director, Healthcare Administration, Leadership, and Management Fellowship
Medical Director, UMMC – West Bank Emergency Department
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


Drew Zinkel, MD, MBA
Program Co-Director, Healthcare Administration, Leadership, and Management Fellowship
Senior Medical Director, Emergency Department
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Program Prerequisites

Ideal candidates are recent emergency medicine residency graduates or junior faculty with proven managerial and leadership track records, who are committed to gaining invaluable leadership experience while earning a graduate-level management degree. Candidates should have either an MD or DO or be currently enrolled in or graduated from an ACGME-accredited post-graduate residency program in Emergency Medicine.

All HALM Fellowship candidates seeking the 2-year fellowship option must meet criteria for acceptance to the Executive MBA program and must participate in the same application process as all other Executive MBA applicants.

Recommended Texts & Journals

  • Strauss & Mayer’s Emergency Department Management. Second Edition. Editors: R Strauss, T Mayer
  • Medical Quality Management: Theory and Practice. Third Edition. Editors: Angelo Giardino, Lee Ann Riesenberg, and Prathibha Varkey
  • Assessment of Practice Performance in Emergency Medicine: A Clinician’s Guide to Quality Improvement. Anthony Ferroggiaro
  • The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, and Tools. Fifth Edition. Editors: MS Joshi, ER Ranson, DB Nash, and SB Ransom
  • HQ Solutions: Resource for the Healthcare Quality Professional. Fourth Edition. Editors: LR Pelletier, CL Beaudin

How to Apply

Interested applicants should directly contact program leadership to learn more details. A complete application will include an updated CV and a personal statement (one page) via email to the program directors & program coordinator.

Robert Tanouye, MD, MBA
Program Director

Drew Zinkel, MD, MBA
Program Co-Director

Haley Rothman
Program Coordinator


Office Address
717 Delaware St SE
Suite 508
Minneapolis, MN 55455