Deadline: January 16, 2023.
Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA) Trauma Finance Fellowship Program 2023
In 2008, Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA) introduced the fellowship program to expand the fiscal expertise of trauma program managers who have shown a commitment to the field as well as the future of trauma care. The program consists of a two-week funded fellowship with TCAA staff, on-site in Mooresville, NC. This fellowship offers CEs, follows a structured curriculum and provides a pre and post evaluation and includes a project unique to participant’s healthcare objectives.
TCAA fellows get the opportunity to network with the TCAA staff, plus members from across the country. Additionally, they learn more about TCAA services and programs, including TCAA’s advocacy efforts. There are opportunities to develop business and management skills, build a trauma finance knowledge base, analyze data and reports, and much, much more.
- Submit a professional headshot.
- Review the TCAA Finance Resource Manual prior to the site visit.
- Complete a fellowship program project within six months of the conclusion of the visit. Projects will be presented during the Annual Meeting or by another medium – funded by TCAA.
- Contribute to the work of TCAA by serving on a committee.
- Serve as a mentor for future TCAA fellows.
The TCAA offers CE contact hours for time spent on educational efforts, consistent with educational objectives being met and a post-evaluation completed by the participant. Fellows are eligible for a total stipend of $2,000 for participation in the program. TCAA pays $2,000 upon the completion of the fellowship writing and research project within a six month timeframe. Transportation and lodging expenses are included as arranged by TCAA staff. Fellows are reimbursed for reasonable and customary expenses including rental car, not to exceed $3,000. The fellowship timeframe will be subject to TCAA’s workload, so that the fellow receives the attention appropriate to justify their time and educational experience.
The Fellow is invited to participate in year-round TCAA activities, which may include face-to-face and virtual meetings. Specific work may be assigned to the fellows based on individual skill sets. During the TCAA Annual Lobby Day, in Washington, D.C., the fellows will be invited to participate in our advocacy efforts to educate legislators about trauma care and promote related legislation. Transportation and lodging expenses are included as arranged by TCAA staff. It is also recommended, for each fellow to select a TCAA committee to serve on for a three-year term. Committee participation will offer opportunities for the fellow to continue to learn and network with peers.
Applicants must be employed with a TCAA member hospital. They should understand the importance of TCAA’s mission and be familiar with TCAA’s services through their professional experience. Support and approval from their current employer, if needed, prior to applying for and/or accepting a TCAA fellowship is necessary.
Terms of Fellowship
TCAA offers two (2) fellowships per year unless otherwise approved by the board. Over the term of this on-site fellowship with TCAA staff, guided by a standardized orientation defined by the Education Committee, the fellows spend two work weeks in Mooresville, NC. Key factors for selection of the fellow would include career longevity and long-term goals, commitment to the trauma field, identification of readiness to learn including attainment of other educational objectives, ability to apply lessons learned through networking, and selection of professional goals and projects. Fellows must participate in a timely written evaluation of the process and outcome of the fellowship program to ensure an ongoing cycle of performance improvement for each successful participant.
Each Fellow will work to complete a fellowship program project within six months of the conclusion of their visit. The fellowship project may be presented by the fellow as a webinar or conference presentation. Final format will be determined by TCAA administration. Fellows will receive an Annual Meeting registration, plus travel and lodging for the next conference year.
TCAA’s Member Services Committee evaluates applications and selects fellows in the months of January and February. Fellows are selected based on a review of their Application Questions, Short Essay, CV, and Letters of Support. TCAA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.