Columbia University Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship

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The Columbia University Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship (CU Global EMF) country's first Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship program. Since its inception in 2006, this competitive program prepares the practicing physician to assume a leadership role in global health and humanitarian action. 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.  The CU Global EMF has produced leaders of global health in the WHO, Global Health Cluster, IRC, MSF, IMC, CDC, Ministries of Health, and Emergency Medicine programs worldwide.

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:


2 Positions to Start July 1, 2023






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 recent illustrative examples:
 
  • 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.
 
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. 



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

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




Alumni
Hayes Wong

2018

Charlotte Roy

2021

Alyssa Green

2019

Timothy Depp

2020

Makini Chisolm-Straker

2015

Eric Cioe

2015

Andrea Tenner

2012

Cara Taubman

2016

Tsion Firew

2017

Aaron Hultgren

2012

Deepti Thomas

2008

Hillary Cohen

2008

Solomon Kuah

2009

Jeffrey Kinyon

2010

Dziwe Ntaba

2013

Shama Patel

2019

E. Brennan Bollman

2021

Sonya Stokes

2018

Ben Kaufman

2020

Alexander Sloboda

2022

Kristie Hadley

2022

Trina Helderman

2009

Craig Spencer

2013

Jonathan Lee

2017

Mary Choi

2011

Tim Tan

2014




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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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
Janette Ricketts

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Application

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.

Application Requirements

Please use this website only for reference and please email ALL application documents to both: A. Dr. Rachel T. Moresky rachel.moresky@columbia.edu B. Janette D. Ricketts jr3511@cumc.columbia.edu 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 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 you personality and clinical acumen NOT your global work, please ii. ONE of your letters should describe your research, teaching, service, or advocacy work.

Application Timeline

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022 Interviews will be conducted virtually on Monday, October 17, 2022. Rank Date: November 2, 2022 Match Date: November 16, 2022 Noon EST.

Interested Candidates

At this time we are not accepting H1-B visa applicants. We do not sponsor J-1 visa applicants. You may apply to our fellowship by registering through the GEM Fellowship website at: http://www.iemfellowships.com/programs/26 and uploading ALL required documents to the GEM Fellowship website. If you have any issue with regards to uploading please email Global EM Fellowship Coordinator: 1. Ms. Janette D. Ricketts (jr3511@cumc.columbia.edu) & 2. Dr. Rachel T. Moresky (rachel.moresky@columbia.edu)

Important Dates

Applications may only be submitted between
Jun 01, 2022 at 08:00AM and Sep 30, 2022 at 05:00PM

Application Deadline : Sep 30, 2022

The application deadline is September 30, 2022.

Interview Date : Oct 17, 2022

Our fellowship interviews will be held virtually on Monday, October 17, 2022. Match Date: November 16, 2022 Noon EST.