Whether you are just finishing your residency or seeking a change that gives you more room to grow, the key to a fulfilling medical career is finding a place to practice that supports your professional development.
Vituity’s unique partnership model and programs for career growth can help you follow your passion – while feeling the joy of practicing medicine. As a nationwide, multispecialty partnership of top physicians, advanced providers, and industry professionals, our immersive fellowship programs have launched the careers of industry leaders.
Follow Your Passion: From Hospitalist to Medical Director
Ryan Johnston, DO hospitalist at Palomar Medical Center, shares his experience with Vituity’s hospital medicine (HM) administrative fellowship program.
“As a fellow, I quickly gained visibility into Vituity’s network of 2,200 physicians and 1,500 advanced providers. I squeezed four or five years of relationship building into one year, learning the business side of medicine from the best minds in our organization.
The highlight of my fellowship experience was the chance to complete one of my passion projects — improving patient mortality across Vituity HM sites. By implementing a new role of mortality champion at all sites, the program became a success and raised patient satisfaction scores. When we demonstrate improved quality, hospitals are willing to partner with us on initiatives and allocate new resources to our HM programs that help save the lives of patients.
Of course, my fellowship had a personal benefit as well. About three months into my fellowship, I stepped into the role of Medical Director at Sonora Regional Medical Center.”
Fellowship Programs to Fast-tracking Leadership Careers
Vituity offers unparalleled professional development support to help you enhance your clinical foundation, grow as a leader, and reach your professional goals. Within the Vituity Partnership, physicians and advanced providers collaborate with other members of the care team to provide high-quality patient experience. These individuals are motivated by challenging the status quo and solving problems in creative ways.
“Vituity realizes that in order to deliver great care, physicians need to lead. I was one of Vituity’s first administrative fellows. My career was accelerated by about 5 to 10 years compared to that of my peers having left residency.”
– Gregg Miller, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Since its start in 2004, Vituity’s Administrative Fellowship Program has expanded across regions and practice lines to accommodate the growing need for leaders as the Partnership rapidly expands. Vituity currently has administrative fellows in emergency medicine and hospitalist medicine in California and other locations. Beginning in 2019, it also welcomes fellows in anesthesia and urgent care.
Fellows participate in didactic lectures and case studies, work closely with their regional leadership, and are involved in higher-level board meetings both within and outside their regions. This first-hand exposure to the business of healthcare expands the daily scope of fellows and grooms future leaders.
“When you become a fellow, you’re almost like a guest of honor at a year-long party. You meet everyone. You go to every board meeting, every strategic planning meeting and get to know Vituity as a company. And Vituity gets to know you and all your strengths as you build up your leadership potential.”
– Nicole Braxley, MD, Medical Director
Careers With Vituity
Vituity was formed nearly 50 years ago by a group of physicians who believed in the important role they must play in defining and delivering high-quality patient care. Vituity has grown to become one of the largest physician-owned and -managed practice groups in the U.S. because of its providers’ genuine care for their patients, its focus on collaboration and camaraderie, and its ability to deliver outstanding outcomes at hospitals and medical organizations across the country.
Today, physicians and advanced providers across many specialties benefit from our systems of support and best practices, including medical director training, continuing education needed to maintain licensure, physician and advanced provider relationship building, and time-tested tools for process improvements.
To learn more about growing your career with Vituity, visit our careers page.
Originally published Feb. 28, 2019.