Emergency physicians from the United States are actively involved in the development of emergency medicine throughout the world. Education, research, and international collaborations in emergency medicine will continue to play a critical role in this process. The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland is dedicated to developing leaders in emergency medicine and global health by providing excellence in teaching, clinical practice, community service, and research through outstanding opportunities, internationally renowned faculty, and innovative programs. The breadth of expertise available at the University of Maryland, especially in regard to work and research in international emergency medicine, makes it a fantastic site for an international emergency medicine fellowship.
University of Maryland faculty members and fellows involved in international emergency medicine have focused on the development of emergency medicine systems as well as health care systems in general.
Additionally, there is a strong interest in education and training. International work is supported by a variety of funding sources, including the US National Institutes of Health and various non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Current and recent projects have taken place in Botswana, China, Egypt, Netherlands, and South Africa.
Established in 2007, our International Emergency Medicine Fellowship is a 2-year program, with one fellow at a time. The goals of the fellowship are listed below:
Fellows are encouraged to complete a Master of Public Health (MPH) or a Master of Heath Administration (MHA) through the University of Maryland. Other master's-level training courses that may better advance the fellow's career goals are also available.
The fellow will be appointed as a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine and will work half time at a clinical site affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System. This provides a source of emergency medicine experience, the opportunity to teach and supervise residents and medical students, and the ability to support their activities with a competitive salary and benefits package.
Fellows are given the opportunity to participate in projects currently in progress and are encouraged to develop their own areas of interest.
For further description, please see http://www.iemfellowships.com/prog_main.php?id=113