University of Maryland School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine

International Fellowship

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Overview

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.

Program Focus
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.

Suturing

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.

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The Fellowship
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:

  • Conduct original research in the field of international emergency medicine
  • Investigate sources of funding and play a role in the grant-writing process
  • Develop a working knowledge base of international public health
  • Generate relationships with NGOs and international academic emergency medicine departments
  • Learn about critical aspects of evaluation, monitoring, and development of emergency systems in other countries
  • Develop skills in humanitarian aid and relief work, disaster preparedness and response, resource management, and international public policy

Academics

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.

Clinical Duties
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.

International Experiences

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