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International and Wilderness Medicine Fellowship

Mission Statement:

To educate experts in the fields of international and wilderness medicine. Two Fellowships are offered: a) one-year Fellowship; and b) two-year Fellowship with an MPH. Both are designed to provide a broad educational foundation in international health and wilderness medicine, while allowing for development of focused expertise in particular areas of interest.  Upon completion of the Fellowship, Fellows will be trained to provide expert wilderness medical care, leadership in international emergency medicine, conduct research, and work with international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Fellowship Overview:

While the fields of international health and wilderness medicine are broad, there are areas of significant overlap.  The Fellow will be allowed the freedom to explore specific interests within the areas of international and wilderness medicine, while being provided a broad knowledge base.  Fellowship educational opportunities are significant and will be tailored to the Fellow’s interests and goals.

The International and Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at EVMS consists of an educational component, overseas clinical and research opportunities, and the opportunity to keep your EM skills highly tuned by working clinically in the emergency department.  The core educational component will include lectures, self-study, a Masters in Public Health (two-year track only), and conference attendance. Practical experiences can include working in refugee camps, medical clinics, medical expeditions, and other opportunities tailored to the interests of the Fellow.

The Fellowship Director is Johnathan Sheele, MD, MPH, MHS, Assistant Professor.  Dr. Sheele completed a two year International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Sheele has practiced medicine and conducted research in Guyana, Mozambique, India, Haiti, Ecuador, and Kenya.