UW Global Emergency Medicine and Rural Health Fellowship Program

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The Global Emergency Medicine and Rural Health Fellowship at University of Washington is a unique opportunity for fellows interested in spending dedicated time at the frontiers of emergency medicine both in the US and globally. In partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Partners In Health (PIH), our unique program allows fellows to develop clinical skills in limited resource settings throughout their two-years in an entirely field-based experience within the tribal health system of Alaska and internationally. 12 months clinical service rural USA (Alaska or Indian Health Service) 11-12 months internationally with renowned NGO or UW global health programs Cultural immersion throughout 2 year fellowship Curriculum in social medicine, MPH, humanitarian response, tropical medicine (DTM&H degree) , and rural health Mentorship/guidance from leaders in global health, medicine and emergency medicine







Pathways within the Fellowship Curriculum

There is a Rural health pathway with collaboration from Partners In Health (PIH), and a planned program in Humanitarian Emergencies focused pathway based with partnership from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Rural Health Focused Pathway Objectives Through an experiential and didactic curriculum, develop an understanding of the unique needs and challenges to providing emergency care within the Alaskan Tribal Health Consortium. This will include experience in the direct delivery of care as well as the opportunity to learn the role of telehealth for remote care and training in extremely rural settings. 
The trainee will work directly with community health aides and develop cultural competence in caring for Alaskan Natives. Through an experiential and didactic curriculum, learn how to effectively advance the implementation of emergency medicine in an international, resource limited setting by partnering with an internationally renowned health care non-profit organization, PIH. Develop the skills necessary for effective program development and implementation in resource limited settings (rural and international). This will include acquisition of knowledge and skills related to the performance of a needs assessment, program evaluation, and principles related to humanitarian field work (food security, water and sanitation, personal security and refugee health). 
Develop research skills and conduct a research project culminating in academic publication or presentation to add to the growing body of literature focused on global emergency medicine and rural health. Understand domestic and international public health issues, relationships between non-governmental and governmental organizations in disaster response, and the relationship between human health and human rights. Humanitarian Emergencies Focused Pathway Objectives Through an experiential and didactic curriculum, develop an understanding of the unique needs and challenges to providing emergency care within the Alaskan Tribal Health Consortium. 

This will include experience in the direct delivery of care as well as the opportunity to learn the role of telehealth for remote care and training in extremely rural settings. The trainee will work directly with community health aides and develop cultural competence in caring for Alaskan Natives. Advance the implementation of emergency medicine in the global arena. Learn the principles governing effective humanitarian relief and disaster response including field experience with an internationally renowned disaster relief agency, for example MSF. Learn techniques for evaluation of global health projects including needs assessments and program evaluation and skills necessary for humanitarian field work including knowledge in the fields of food security, water and sanitation, personal security and refugee health. Develop research skills and conduct a research project culminating in academic publication or presentation to add to the growing body of literature focused on global emergency medicine. Understand international public health issues, relationships between non-governmental and governmental organizations in disaster response, and the relationship between human health and human rights.




Paths to Prepare Leaders

The Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship program at University of Washington in Seattle has two unique pathways to prepare future leaders in Global Emergency Medicine. Our program is unique, flexible, and allows more international and field based time than most others, with a robust and fully funded curriculum including MPH, DTMH and formal coursework in humanitarian response in addition to funding for educational endeavors of the fellow’s choosing.







Alumni
Jodie Totten

Assistant Fellowship Director

Scott Owens




Application

Salary and Benefits

Competitive starting salary at $91,000 per year Full benefits, including health, dental, disability, & malpractice insurance through University of Washington (Benefits Page) Clinical Instructor Title within UW School of Medicine MPH tuition for distance MPH through London School of Tropical Medicine fully funded OR GORGAS Course (9 weeks, Lima Peru) tuition for DTM&H degree fully funded HRIC Humanitarian Response course (2 weeks, Boston MA) course fully funded AND 5K additional academic enrichment funds available for travel, research and other educational experiences Travel, housing and car provided for rural Alaska portions Support for evacuation insurance, international travel, and housing at field sites Global Emergency Medicine and Rural Health Fellowship




Contacts

Program Director
Sachita Shah
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Sachita Shah is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine and she works clinically at Harborv...

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Important Dates

Application Deadlines | 2019-10-31

Please apply or querie via email to uwglobalem@gmail.com

| 2019-10-18

Interviews will be offered on site in Alaska in the month of October annually for select applicants. Hotel cost for one night will be covered for applicants, and if the fellow matches in our program, all trip costs for interview will be covered by our program.

| 2019-11-12

We will offer 1-2 positions at the agreed upon date/time for all IEM fellowships as part of this consortium.



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