Overview of Fellowship
Goals and Objectives
- Provide the Fellow with the fundamentals of prehospital and hospital emergency management
- Provide the Fellow with the fundamentals of operational medicine in its various forms
- Provide the Fellow with the fundamentals of emergency medical services direction and management
- Provide the Fellow with opportunities for professional growth within the field, including:
- Provide the Fellow with an advanced degree, typically a Masters Degree, from GWU.
- Provide the Fellow with a wide network of contacts and colleagues from the federal to the local level.
This two-year fellowship based at the George Washington University will provide the fellow with the following experiences:
- Participation in city, regional, state/district, and national level emergency management planning
- Leadership position in emergency medical services direction
- Participation in ongoing disaster/remote medical access educational activities
- Participation in ongoing disaster research, as well as initiating fellow directed research
- Participation in development and delivery of tactical and military medical educational projects
- Leadership and participation in small and large-scale mass gathering events (e.g. local sporting events, triathlons, road races, concerts, Presidental Inauguration, etc.) via our robust Event Medicine group.
- Optional participation in nationally organized response teams (DMAT, USAR, etc.)
- Opportunities in international disaster development and educational activities
- Opportunities to collaborate with faculty and fellows from other Emergency Department Sections including Telemedicine, International, Ultrasound, Policy, and Education.
- Continuing medical education budget for conference participation
- Clinical work at one of the hospitals being staffed by the organization
- Completion of a Master's Degree of choice (typically MPH or Masters in Crisis/Emergency Management)
- The GWU Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management (ICDRM) https://www2.gwu.edu/~icdrm/
- The Milken Institute GW School of Public Health https://publichealth.gwu.edu/academics/graduate/masters-programs
- Estimated Salary $80-85K+
- Contingent upon hours worked clinically and at events, degree costs, expenses, etc.
- Letter of introduction/cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three letters of recommendation
- Applications accepted throughout the year, interviews typically are Oct/Nov.
Requirements and Contact Information
- Fellows accepted into the program must be ACGME board eligible or board certified in emergency medicine.
- Fellows must be US Citizens and able to pass a background check
James Phillips, M.D., EMT-T
Director, Disaster and Operational Medicine Fellowship
Chief, Disaster and Operational Medicine Section
Department of Emergency Medicine
George Washington University
Medical Faculty Associates
2120 L Street, NW, Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20037