International Emergency Medicine & Global Public Health Fellowship Program

Program Overview:

The International Emergency Medicine & Global Public Health Fellowship is a program organized through the Department of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University, in collaboration with the GW School of Public Health and Health Services and the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine. The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to promote experiences, educational initiatives and research pertinent to the development of international emergency medicine and health. The program strives to promote the development and evaluation of emergency care systems throughout the world, by way of field experience, research, education and clinical mentoring. As the field of international emergency medicine grows in both breadth into more and more countries and communities, and depth as it ranges from disaster medicine to humanitarian aid to systems development, we aim to educate and train the future leaders in a growing field. The program provides opportunity for collaboration with a broad spectrum of organizations to achieve these goals. We aspire to enable U.S. physicians to develop leadership skills, knowledge, and experience in order to significantly impact the international community and facilitate future career opportunities.

Goals:

The goals of the fellowship-training program are to provide each fellow with:

  • International clinical and public health field projects.
  • A working knowledge of public health issues by obtaining an M.P.H. at the GW School of Public Health and Health Services in the Department of Global Health.
  • Training in EMS education and system design and disaster preparedness as it pertains to international emergency medicine development.
  • Skills to conduct clinical research, especially in an international environment.
  • Skills to conceptually develop programs, identify potential funding sources and submit grants and proposals.
  • Administrative skills to develop and organize international educational programs.
  • A working knowledge of governmental and non-governmental international organizations and infrastructure.
  • Maintenance and refinement of clinical skills within his/her residency trained specialty at one of our affiliated hospitals.
  • A familiarity with humanitarian organizations and their management, and an effective understanding of how to deliver emergency health care in humanitarian crises and international disasters.

Effective Dates & Application Requirements:

The duration of the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship is usually two years, although a one year option can be explored in certain circumstances based on educational training and fellowship goals. The academic year for the fellowship is August 1st -July 31st. Fellows accepted into the program must be board eligible/certified in Emergency Medicine. 

We are using the www.iemfellowships.com website to process applications, and we also ask that you send applications directly to the address listed below.  The application deadline is September 30th.

To apply, please send:

  • a copy of your curriculum vitae,
  • a letter of intent (1-2 pages in length) expressing your interests/career goals, your expectations from the program, the strengths that you would bring to the fellowship, and
  • 3 reference letters, including one from your emergency medicine residency program director.

Please have the reference letters mailed directly from the author to:

Kate Douglass, M.D., M.P.H.
Department of Emergency Medicine
The George Washington University
2120 L St., NW Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20037
Phone: 202 741-2954
kate.emed@gmail.com
kdouglass@mfa.gwu.edu