EMS/Disaster Medicine Fellowship

EMS/Disaster Medicine Fellowship

The UCSD EMS Fellowship is designed to provide emergency medicine physicians licensed in the US the opportunity to be educated and trained in the administrative, medical oversight and field aspects of EMS systems. Individuals successfully completing our one-year ACGME accredited fellowship will obtain sufficient didactic and practical knowledge to work and excel as a medical director of an EMS agency, an EMS researcher, or an Emergency Department-based EMS specialist. Our program became accredited effective July 1, 2013.

The UCSD EMS Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship that includes all required components of an accredited EMS program, including field care delivery, administrative oversight, administrative and academic projects, offline and online medical direction, and disaster medicine. We partner with agencies including the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, County of San Diego EMS, Mercy Air, AMR, and the Children's Hospital Emergency Transport (CHET) team to ensure a sufficiently broad experience coupled with strong expertise.

The UCSD EMS fellowship participates in a monthly digital California EMS fellowship consortium that includes journal club, EMS run reviews, core content presentations, and board style review. Our UCSD EMS fellowship hosts and edits the quarterly California EMS fellowship podcast which involves an EMS fellow's deeper dive into core EMS content and a topical EMS lecture and Q&A with a guest expert.

The UCSD Division of EMS/Disaster is active in several ongoing research and community projects, including two of California's Community Paramedicine Pilot Programs, continuous involvement in quality improvement and quality assurance activities for the region, policy development, geographic information systems, cross-border collaborative projects, disaster triage research, custodial medicine issues such as restraints and TASER use, leading-edge informatics and health information exchange, and comprehensive care management for particularly vulnerable EMS users.

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Prior to entry into the program, the fellow must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency or an RCPSC-accredited residency located in Canada, excluding transitional year programs. Although the primary training site is UC San Diego Health, rotations are also offered at Rady Children’s Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, and El Centro Regional Medical Center.

International medical graduates are eligible to apply to the EMS/Disaster Medicine Fellowship if they are US Board eligible in emergency medicine and graduated from an ACGME accredited residency program. For more information about the application process for international medical graduates, click here.

How To Apply:

The application deadline is Friday, September 11, 2020. Tentative online interviews will be October 1st and October 6th.

For interested applicants to apply:

  1. Register on the NRMP website: http://www.nrmp.org/applicant-registration/
  2. Email your CV and a personal statement to the EMS Fellowship Program Administrator, Mae Malong at [email protected].
  3. Submit 3 letters of recommendations to Mae Malong as well. One letter must be from your residency program director.

We generally offer a slot for 1 candidate per year of the fellowship. On rare occasions, a second slot may be available.

Contact Information:

Erin Noste, MD
UCSD Medical Center
200 W. Arbor Dr. #8676
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 543-6463
[email protected]

Maeve-Anne (Mae) Malong
Fellowship Coordinator
(619) 543-4627
[email protected]

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    Sep 06, 2020

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