We are currently accepting applications for 2023 fellowship position!
The mission of Vanderbilt's Division of Global Emergency Medicine is to collaborate with international partners to extend the department's vision of discovering, teaching and delivering patient centered emergency care to low and middle income countries through the development of locally sustainable emergency medical systems.
Our primary international partnership is at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in Guyana, South America. In conjunction with our local Guyanese partners, we have developed an emergency medicine residency training program and have graduated eight classes of residents who are now working as the first emergency medicine trained physicians in the country. Our global health fellow spends a significant portion of time in Guyana, working clinically, providing didactic and bedside teaching to our Guyanese resident physicians, assisting in local projects and completing a scholarly project.
Our Global EM Division consists of fellowship trained faculty members who have experience working in low and middle income countries. All of our division members are committed to working and teaching in Guyana on a regular basis. Areas of expertise among our division faculty members include EMS system development, emergency medicine residency education, curriculum development, emergency ultrasound and simulation. Our fellowship is flexible based on the needs/interests of each fellow and the curriculum will be developed after mentoring/discussion with both fellowship director and division director.
Opportunities for ongoing global EM project involvement:
Our fellows spend between three to five months abroad each year working on various projects and training. The main focus of the fieldwork involves active participation in our ongoing EM residency development project in Guyana. The exact focus of the fellow’s project will be tailored to the fellow’s interests.
The fellowship can be a one or two year fellowship, depending on the individual fellow applicant. Formal education is discussed with each fellow applicant and the educational plan is made in conjunction with the interests and future goals of the fellow. An MPH program or equivalent is encouraged. The external program at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) or other online programs are a good option given the travel requirements of the fellowship. Fellows will take a tropical medicine diploma course. Options include the Gorgas Course in Peru, the University of Minnesota/CDC program or the East Africa Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Fellows are required to conduct at least one research or scholarly project during the fellowship. We have excellent support from the division of EM research. Collaboration with researchers at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health is also an option. Fellows are expected to write a manuscript of publishable quality.
Global EM fellows receive a Vanderbilt clinical fellow appointment at 0.5FTE and work in the Vanderbilt ED as an attending physician supervising/teaching medical students and residents.
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Georgetown Public Hospital EM Residency Simulation Curriculum Development
|The current COVID-19 pandemic has made it challenging for Vanderbilt University Medical Center Emergency Medicine faculty to provide in-person education to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation EM residents. We have conducted a Needs Assessment of the instructor and target learner populations to contextualize the most relevant, feasible, and appropriate educational content for a Simulation Curriculum for GPHC EM residents. We aim to identify in which topics GPHC residents most want and need further training, to help optimize the development and delivery of this simulation content either in person or by a virtual platform.||Details|
|The Global Health Division and the ultrasound division have collaborated on a number of projects. The projects have ranged from helping acquire ultrasound equipment, training in core emergency medicine ultrasound applications, development of a structured ultrasound curriculum for Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, and exploration of innovative ultrasound applications. Our collaborations and training sessions have ranged from local partners in Nashville, physicians throughout Guyana, Grenada, Ecuador, Nepal, and American Samoa.||Details|
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Applicants must be board certified or board eligible graduates from an ACGME accredited emergency medicine residency. If you are interested in applying to our program, please let us know!
Please send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org (fellowship director) and email@example.com (division director). 1. CV 2. Personal statement - stating interest in our global health program, strengths you would bring to the program, your experience and goals for fellowship 3. Three letters of recommendation - one must be from current chairman or residency director. **Applicants must also register with the NRMP as global EM fellowship positions will be matched through NRMP process**
Application Deadline : Oct 01, 2022
We are accepting applications for our 2023 fellowship position!
Interview Date : Oct 18, 2022
Interviews will be conducted in October and dates are flexible to accommodate applicants' schedules. All interviews will be virtual format.