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Curriculum

Curriculum

You may choose either a one- or two-year track for this Fellowship.

One-year Fellowship:

  • Two to three months of overseas medical experience
  • 1,100 hours of clinical work in the Emergency Department 
  • Competitive salary plus benefits
  • IEM Fellowship curriculum will be designed to focus on both public health methodology and the overseas medical missions.

Two-year Fellowship:

  • Five to six months of overseas medical experience
  • 1,100 hours of clinical work in the Emergency Department each year
  • Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health through part-time internet-based program
  • Competitive salary plus benefits
  • IEM Fellowship curriculum will be designed to focus primarily on the overseas medical mission work for those who choose to pursue the MPH degree.

Fellows will be required to successfully complete the mandatory curriculum requirements provided in your Fellowship Guide; the primary textbook for the Fellowship is Manson's Tropical Diseases, 23rd Edition.  You will also attend a conference on Tropical Medicine, approved by the Fellowship Director.

A research project in an area of interest to the Fellow, with the expectation of publication, will be a requirement for successful completion of the Fellowship.  The Department of Emergency Medicine has access to research assistants and statistical support to assist you.  Fellows are strongly encouraged to determine their research interest and focus prior to the start of the Fellowship program.

Fellows are encouraged to attend weekly EVMS Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds conferences (every Thursday) and monthly EM Journal Club (last Monday of the month).  Each fellow is expected to present one IEM-themed Journal Club or a lecture for the EM residency program annually.  

The faculty of the EVMS Department of Emergency Medicine have diverse and extensive experiences and skills, with expertise in EM Ultrasound, Emergency Medical Services, Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine, Tactical Medicine, and International and Domestic Disaster Response.  Additionally, EVMS Emergency Medicine faculty members have expertise in leadership through active roles in the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Virginia ACEP and the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).

Fellows will work clinically as employees of Emergency Physicians of Tidewater (EPT), which is the private practice group that serves as faculty for the EVMS Department of Emergency Medicine.  The practice opportunities within EPT will serve to broaden the Fellows clinical acumen and experience.  We provide emergency department (ED), coverage for seven EDs (five hospital based and two free standing) in the Tidewater area (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk).  These include a Level 1 urban Trauma and Tertiary Care Referral Center, several community hospital EDs and a rural setting.  Fellows will have the opportunity to supervise  EM residents and off-service residents in the ED.  Faculty appointment through EVMS at the Instructor level is granted.

The Fellowship start date is July 1 and will run for 12 or 24 months, depending on the selected track.