Curriculum

You may choose between a one- or two-year track for the Fellowship:

One-year Fellowship:

  • Two to three months of overseas medical experience
  • 1,100 hours of clinical work in the Emergency Department as a faculty member at the Instructor level
  • Competitive salary plus benefits

Two-year Fellowship:

  • Five to six months of overseas medical experience
  • 1,100 hours of clinical work in the Emergency Department each year as a faculty member at the Instructor level
  • Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health through their part-time internet-based program (see “MPH” below).
  • Competitive salary plus benefits

Fellows will be required to study textbooks in wilderness medicine such as Wilderness Medicine, 5th ed. by Paul S. Auerbach and international health such as Manson’s Tropical Diseases, 21st ed. by Robert Desowitz.

Fellows are required to prepare a thesis and/or research project with the expectation of publication at the completion of the Fellowship.  Fellows are also encouraged to attend the EVMS Emergency Medicine resident lectures and monthly Journal Club, as their schedule allows.

Fellows will work as employees of Emergency Physicians of Tidewater (EPT), the private practice group that serves as the faculty for the EVMS Department of Emergency Medicine.  Fellows will receive faculty appointment at the level of Instructor within the EVMS Department of Emergency Medicine.  

The Fellowship begins on July 1 and runs for 12 or 24 months, depending on the track selected by the Fellow.

Faculty in the EVMS Department of Emergency Medicine with expertise in hyperbaric and undersea medicine, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), marine envenomation, tactical medicine, international and domestic disasters and humanitarian response, public health, tropical medicine, and ultrasound will be involved in training the Fellows.  Current research projects within the EVMS Department of Emergency Medicine include: studying cholera in Haiti; developing diagnostic methods for schistosomiasis in Kenya; novel methods of killing ticks and preventing tick-borne illnesses; novel ways to kill bed bugs; and several ultrasound and EMS projects.  Numerous other international projects exist throughout EVMS.  Fellows are strongly encouraged to begin thinking about a research project prior to the start of the Fellowship.