The Bishop Fellowship Program was inaugurated in 2000 to prepare senior family medicine faculty to assume positions of greater responsibility in academic medicine and health care leadership. It was developed because of the vision of F. Marian Bishop, PhD, founding member and former president of the Foundation, and is supported by the F. Marian Bishop Charitable Trust. This 1-year program offers 2 program options; working in partnership with the American Council on Education’s ACE Fellowship program, or working within a self-directed curriculum.
The ACE Option continues the 10-year relationship between the Bishop Fellowship Program and the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship. Bishop/ACE Fellows will participate in all ACE Fellowship activities. Up to two Bishop/ACE Fellows may be selected in each program year.
The Self-directed Option enables Fellows to pursue a self-designed curriculum that allows flexibility to work on-site or visit a variety of health care and/or educational institutions in the United States, or, on a limited basis, internationally that are consistent with the goal of their curriculum Up to two Fellows may be selected in the self-direction option each program year.
"The Bishop Fellowship Program greatly enhanced my confidence and credibility as someone recognized for expertise in delivery system transformation, which has in turn opened multiple doors for leadership in our new institutional agendas. I am now Executive Medical Director of our University health insurance plans, my second hat in addition to department chair. This is a new position as part of a major reorganization of health system leadership.
We are also getting surprising traction creating a new research, development, and consulting center that we are calling the Institute for Healthcare Transformation to advance academic productivity around this business. I am fund raising for the first time to support the Institute, and am finding people and organizations coming out of the woodwork to invest.
These new career paths were in one way or another launched by the fellowship via the opportunity to study transformation elsewhere and make connections with like-minded people across the country."
—Michael Magill, MD, Chair
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
University of Utah