About GEM Fellowships
Global emergency medicine (GEM) is a discipline that promotes the development of the specialty of emergency medicine
throughout the world, with a priority on improving health and achieving health equity in emergency care.
It incorporates global health principles into the practice of emergency care, with an emphasis on transnational
health issues, determinants, and solutions; promoting interdisciplinary collaboration; and considering the intersection
of emergency care for individuals along with population and systems-based interventions. GEM includes initiatives in
clinical practice, education, advocacy, and research, particularly considering the practice of emergency care in
resource-limited settings and in the disaster and humanitarian response sector.
Emergency medicine (EM) has been a recognized medical specialty in the United States and other countries for over fifty years. In many countries, EM is a new specialty, and steps are actively being taken to develop emergency care, including building EM curricula and training programs, accreditation mechanisms, EM research, pre-hospital systems, disaster preparedness and response, and policies related to emergency care.
GEM Fellowships provide an opportunity for residency-trained emergency physicians to obtain advanced training in GEM, to build skills and develop a career niche in this EM sub-specialty. These programs usually offer an advanced Masters degree in programs such as translational research, public health, or global health. Some programs have an additional special focus such as pediatrics, ultrasound, health equity, or social EM.