EMS residents inside a helicopter smile at the camera

Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

Develop the skills and abilities necessary to provide emergency care for critically ill and injured patients while preparing to lead an effective pre-hospital care program.

What sets us apart?

Fellows are involved with both professional and volunteer EMS organizations, in addition to an air ambulance program and a critical care pediatric transport program.  Our fellows also have opportunities to work with Federal agencies including Urban Search and Rescue Teams, and have extensive training opportunities with local Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams. 

Our fellows cultivate their own research interests and give back to the medical community through effective teaching of evidence based Emergency Medicine to multi-level learners. Fellows maintain a strong sense of self-directed, autonomous learning.

Fellows will mature their clinical skills in the Emergency Department and practice procedures in the Sentara Center for Healthcare Simulation and Immersive Learning. Each fellow attends state and national meetings to present research and engage in cutting edge prehospital education and practice updates. The fellow will also work extensively at the regional level with Tidewater Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) for protocol development, quality improvement projects, provider teaching, and participation in multi jurisdictional oversight.

See yourself in Hampton Roads

The Hampton Roads region is a vibrant community with 1.7 million residents scattered across nine cities and five counties in southeastern coastal Virginia.

Miles of waterfront, historical and cultural attractions, parks and outdoor recreation areas, lively nightlife, seasonal festivals and family-friendly entertainment make it clear that there's something for everyone here in Hampton Roads.

We know life happens, and we want you to be covered when it does. That’s why we offer competitive benefits packages for our residents and fellows.

Residents meet at orientation

A supportive environment

Work-life balance is important during your fellowship, and we are committed to supporting our fellows throughout their time here. Through the Wellness Works program, our residents and fellows receive the same wellness resources as our faculty and staff.

In addition, our Resident Wellness program for residents and fellows gives you access to support groups, after-hours counseling services, running clubs, leadership coaching and more.

Emergency Medicine residents pose together for a group picture.

Wellness in Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine provides added support for trainees through our departmental Wellness and Resilience Committee.

Faculty members mentor one trainee at each level. Residents and fellows get to know their mentors and each other across all levels of training, attending activities such as baseball games, group dinners, ice cream socials and more. See events and profiles of program members on our Instagram page.