The CU Global EM Fellowship has a history of training emergency physician educators, implementors, and researchers to decrease health disparities for vulnerable populations in settings with limited health resources. We approach these challenges through a data-driven, social determinants of health (social EM) approach to ensure health equity and justice. We produce global health leaders who approach public health problem-solving using mixed methods, implementation science to impact the global health system strengthening and humanitarian programs, effective advocacy, and impact policy.
The CU Global EMF is a two-year program that combines in-depth clinical and public health work in low health-resource settings. Fellows enroll in a Master of Public Health (MPH) in the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health (Pop Fam), under the Forced Migration and Health program. It enables fellows to:
- Obtain the Public Health and Humanitarian Action (PHHA) Certificate (Choose Pop Fam and PHHA certificate to see the 2-year curriculum)
- Contribute to the Columbia University sidHARTe - Strengthening Emergency Systems Program through partnerships with governments (currently Ghana & Rwanda), universities, and local organizations to ensure timely, integrated, adaptive health systems strengthening throughout an effectively linked continuum of care.
- sidHARTe – Strengthening Emergency Systems Ghana Program started in 2008. The current partnership with the USAID-funded Developing Acute Care and Emergency Referral Systems (ACERS) Consortium Emergency Maternal and Neonatal care (EmONC) program in rural Ghana. Drs. Brennan Bollman and Alex Sloboda been supported the implementation research on data collection and use regarding the integration of rural district-level Emergency Dispatch Centers with the Ghana National Ambulance Service.
- sidHARTe Rwanda Program - Since 2011 the Global EM fellows have supported our sidHARTe program effort on health systems strengthening under the direction of the Rwanda Ministry of Health (MoH). Most recently, Drs. Charlotte Roy, Brennan Bollman, and Dr. William Bruno the Emergency Medicine residency at The University Teaching Hospital in Kigali (CHUK) in 2021 and 2022.
- Drs. Kristie Hadley and William Bruno conducted direct clinical service delivery with Medical Teams International for Ukrainian refugees in Moldova in the summer of 2022.
- Dr. Abubakarr Bangura is working with Sierra Leone Partners in Health (PIH) under the Ministry of Health. Dr. Bangura will conduct an emergency care assessment (WHO ECO HEAT) of 17 government secondary and tertiary government health facilities in rural and urban settings in partnership with the WHO.
- Dr. William Bruno is working at the Thai-Burmese border with Community Partners International to study the burden of non-communicable diseases amongst the conflict-affected population of rural Myanmar.
- Drs. Charlotte Roy, Brennan Bollman, and Dr. William Bruno supported our 11-year collaboration in Rwanda with the Emergency Medicine residency at The University Teaching Hospital in Kigali (CHUK) in 2021 and 2022.
- Dr. Charlotte Roy worked with MSF in conflict-affected Tigray, Ethiopia providing clinical support to three fixed clinics and one mobile clinic in Shire, Ethiopia.
- Dr. Brennan Bolman also worked with Peru's MSF COVID-19 pandemic response during the outbreak's peak.
|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|
Acute Care and Emergency Referral Systems (ACERS) Project in Rural Ghana
|ACERS is a three-year, USAID-funded implementation research and capacity-building project that aims to contribute to the improvement in maternal and newborn outcomes. https://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/research/strengthening-emergency-systems/acute-care-and-emergency-referral-systems-acers||Details|
sidHARTe and HRH Rwanda Emergency Care Systems Program
|Since 2011 the Global EM fellows have supported our sidHARTe program effort on health systems strengthening under the direction of the Rwanda Ministry of Health (MoH). Most recently, Drs. Charlotte Roy, Brennan Bollman, and Dr. William Bruno the Emergency Medicine residency at The University Teaching Hospital in Kigali (CHUK) in 2021 and 2022. https://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/research/strengthening-emergency-systems/rwanda-emergency-care-systems||Details|
Candidates for the fellowship must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency in Emergency Medicine. The fellow will serve as an attending at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The salary is very competitive: benefits, tuition fees for the MPH, the Humanitarian Emergencies of Large Populations (HELP) course, travel expenses, and stipends are provided by the fellowship.
1. A letter of interest (why you are interested in OUR CU Fellowship in particular – please be specific about why Columbia University) 2. A one-page personal statement (include your fellowship goals, research /implementation/advocacy interests, and post-fellowship goals) 3. Curriculum vitae (please include email and mobile phone number). 4. THREE letters of reference a. TWO of your letters of recommendation should describe your personality and clinical acumen in detail (NOT reiterate your global health background unless they worked with you in the field) i. ONE should be from the current Residency Program Director focus on your personality and clinical acumen, NOT your global work, please ii. ONE of your letters should describe your research, teaching, service, or advocacy work.
Interviews will be in October
We are not accepting H1-B visa applicants. We do not sponsor J-1 visa applicants. If you have any issues with regard to uploading, please email us: 1. Ms. Janette D. Ricketts (email@example.com) & 2. Dr. Rachel T. Moresky (firstname.lastname@example.org) We seek to create an equitable, diverse, and inclusive community in the Columbia University NewYork-Presbyterian Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship. If there is anything that you would like to share with us regarding your pathway or challenges to Global Emergency Medicine or your identities, please let us know. Also, if you are interested in connecting to others within our diverse community, we would be happy to facilitate a connection.