Columbia University Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship

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The Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC)/New York-Presbyterian Hospital Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship (Columbia Global EMF) Program is interviewing for two fellowship positions this year. We train Emergency Physicians to become thought leaders in data-informed health systems strengthening, humanitarian action, and disaster response through research, service, and policy change. 
 
Founded in 2006, we have a long history of providing diverse opportunities for Columbia Global EM Fellows, which has directly informed their career opportunities and professional choices. Our fellows have benefited from a robust network of alumni leaders in global health in UN agencies, NGOs, government, and academia. Examples include the WHO, Global Health Cluster, IRC, MSF, IMC, CDC, sidHARTe, Ministries of Health and World Health Assembly, and Emergency Medicine programs worldwide. 
 
We accept two Columbia Global EM Fellows each year.  The Columbia Global EMF is a two-year program for those with or without a prior MPH degree. The Columbia Global EM Fellows enroll in a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (CU MSPH) in the Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health. Here the fellows are prepared to assume leadership roles in developing and evaluating complex adaptive health systems strengthening and effective and impactful humanitarian action.  We accomplish this by increasing the fellows' (implementation) research, program planning, research methods, academic, administrative, and communication skills.  


2 Positions to Start July 1, 2021






Fellowship Experience

Each Fellow conducts approximately six months of fieldwork over the two years, working 796 - 846 hours per year as an Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP)/ Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) /Allen Hospital Emergency Department (ED). The NYP/CUIMC ED serves the underserved population of Washington Heights NYC, a predominantly low-income, Latinx community in northern Manhattan.  Also, it serves as the ED for CUIMC, a major medical center providing tertiary healthcare services to the New York Tri-State area.  It serves as one of two primary teaching sites for the NYP Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  The Allen Hospital is NYP's community hospital in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan.  At this site, both adult and pediatric patients can receive care from the same faculty as is found at CUMC.
 
In addition to understanding approaches to global public health systems, our fellows gain rich experience in humanitarian, disaster, and conflict-affected settings and the response to epidemic outbreaks. Fellows have been placed in organizations including MSF, IRC, WHO, IMC, and UNICEF. Recent fellows' fieldwork includes the following illustrative examples:
 
 
Columbia University provides a comprehensive package of benefits designed to allow eligible faculty and staff to create a program suited to your needs and those of your family. Depending on your eligibility, the University offers healthcare coverage, dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), pre-tax transit and parking reimbursement, retirement benefits, tuition programs, and more. Finally, with the approval of the fellowship director, there is up to $10,000 worth of fieldwork/CME available annually.




Fellowship Curriculum

In addition to conducting clinical work during their first year, the Global EMFs are offered the ICRC Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) Course and matriculate in the CU MSPH MPH Program.  The fellows enroll in the MSPH MPH Public Health and Humanitarian Action Certificate (PHHA) in the Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health (Pop Fam Department).
 
The second year focuses more on fieldwork. Many fellows gain rich acute health systems strengthening work with the Columbia University's Pop Fam Department's sidHARTe – Strengthening Emergency Systems Program.  Here, the fellows hone programmatic and technical public health research skills through collaboration with local and global institutions at the government, university, and policy level. Since 2006 the fellows have worked on various aspects of complex adaptive systems implementation research as well as cascading capacity building in Ghana, Rwanda, and India.
 
The CU Global EMF fellowship also places emphasis on public health approaches to complex adaptive systems strengthening and research. Through structured learning in the MPH Program, we emphasize interdisciplinary, practice-based research, and education. Additionally, through the PHHA Certificate, students learn the most current needs of international humanitarian organizations and develop the skills necessary to succeed in complex emergencies, fragile states, and post-conflict environments. Located in New York City, both faculty and staff are connected to extensive humanitarian, human rights, and health networks locally and around the world. 




Alumni
Timothy Depp

Global EM Fellow 2020

Mary Choi

Global EM Fellow 2011

Alyssa Green

Global EM Fellow 2019

Hayes Wong

Global EM Fellow 2018

Ben Kaufman

Global EM Fellow 2020

Tsion Firew

Global EM Fellow 2017

Trina Helderman

Global EM Fellow 2009

Makini Chisolm-Straker

Global EM Fellow 2018

Craig Spencer

Global EM Fellow 2013

Jonathan Lee

Global EM Fellow 2017




Application
Application Requirements

1. A letter of interest (why you are interested in our fellowship in particular – please be specific) 2. A brief personal statement (include short- and long-term goals and a possible fellowship research project) 3. Three letters of reference (one from a current chairperson or residency director; all letter should be sent electronically directly from letter-writers). a. Two of your letters should specifically describe your clinical acumen in detail. b. At least one of your letters should describe your research, teaching, and/or service experience. 4. Curriculum vitae (please include email and mobile phone number).

Application Timeline

Application Deadline: September 30th Interviews will be conducted on October 19, 2020 Offer Date: November 18, 2020 at 12 pm EST. We will be part of the NRMP Match in 2021. Selected fellows must also apply separately to the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health (https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/become-student/how-apply/process) by January 15 through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) at https://sophas.org.

Interested Candidates

You may apply to the fellowship by sending ALL application materials to Ms. Lisa Brooks-McDonald – CU Global EM, Medical Education Coordinator Lm3451@cumc.columbia.edu. Please copy Dr. Rachel T. Moresky, CU Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director rachel.moresky@columbia.edu on all emails.




Contacts

Program Director
Rachel Moresky
Director of Columbia University Global Emergency Medicine

Rachel T. Moresky, MD, MPH, FACEP is an Associate Professor of Public Health, Heilbrunn Population, and Family Health at Columbia University Mailma...

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Faculty / Admin
Lisa Brooks-McDonald
Medical Education Coordinator

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Important Dates

Application Deadline | 2020-09-30

The application deadline is September 30, 2020.

Interview Date | 2020-10-19

Our fellowship interview day will be held on October 19, 2020.

Offer Date | 2020-11-18

All applicants will be notified via phone call on November 18, 2020 at 12 pm EST.



Projects

Project Name & Description Details

sidHARTe - Strengthening Emergency Systems Program

sidHARTe partners to provide timely, accessible, high-quality acute care systems in resource limited settings worldwide Details