International Emergency Medicine Fellowship
In the current era of globalization, this fellowship in International emergency medicine established in 2013, recognizes the need to train and educate experts in emergency medicine to promote global health and work to mitigate health disparities in emergency care in vulnerable populations. Through cross-cultural collaboration with teams that support the needs of the host site providers, patients and communities, fellows develop skills in international public health, quality emergency care in resource poor communities, health systems development, program development, working with governmental and non-governmental organizations, and an awareness of human rights.
With options for a one or two year fellowship track, the fellow will participate in an educational curriculum that aids preparation for site-specific overseas work, with a projection of 3-4 trips/year. Fellows in prior years have traveled to Uganda, Kenya, India, Ghana, Guatemala and Haiti, and there are further opportunities under development in other locations. Additionally, the curriculum will aid development of knowledge and skills in public health methods of culturally sensitive needs assessments, program development, implementation and evaluation with opportunities for research in areas of interest to the fellow. A Masters in Public Health is an option for the two year fellowship track only. Fellows will work in the emergency department locally to maintain and continue to develop high quality emergency medicine skills. Additionally, the fellow will participate in the academic department of emergency medicine through grand rounds lectures, journal club, and other activities. The fellow will enter the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Instructor level.
Fellowship Director: Carol McCammon, M.D., MPH, FACEP, Assistant Professor, MccammCF@EVMS.EDU