Penn Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program

https://www.pennem.com/global-emergency-medicine

The Penn Global Emergency Medicine (PGEM) Fellowship is a two-year fellowship that will prepare fellows to be leaders in the field of Global Emergency Medicine. The fellowship provides time and support for the development of academic, administrative, and clinical skills primarily in emergency care systems development, but also seeks to provide comprehensive training in the field.


Contact Us: pennglobalem@gmail.com
Twitter: @PennGlobalEM


We will be accepting applications for ONE position to begin July 2022.






Overview

The goals of the PGEM Fellowship are to provide each fellow with:

1. Training in the creation of sustainable improvements in emergency medical care through educational and emergency care systems development; research; international health policy/global health ethics; and/or disaster response/humanitarian assistance.

2. A working knowledge of Global and Public Health as well as research methods by obtaining a graduate degree/advanced degree and by completing additional specialized training programs in Global Emergency Medicine (GEM).

3. Administrative skills to develop and lead international projects.

4. The ability to apply for funding for projects in Global Health/GEM.

5. Advancement and refinement of clinical skills within Penn Medicine and at international sites.

Current international sites among Penn EM faculty and/or established sites at the Penn Center for Global Health (CGH) or Penn Injury Science Center (PISC) include: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala, Botswana, and Vietnam.


Penn Center for Global Health
Penn Injury Science Center




Curriculum

The curriculum will be a two-year fellowship that is designed to have flexibility in order to meet the individual needs and career goals of the fellows. One new fellow will be recruited each year. The curriculum will be divided into six specific areas:

1. GEM Training: Each fellow will participate in specific additional course work in GEM as offered by the Penn GCH as well as through select external opportunities and courses – both in-person and online. Fellows will become Scholars of the CGH and will be connected with relevant centers at Penn as well as mentors both within the institution and externally. Fellows are encouraged to participate in regular scheduled opportunities (i.e. Journal Club) throughout the institution and among local institutions in the Philadelphia area.

2. Projects: Each fellow will work abroad on GEM projects. Each fellow will be encouraged to participate in current opportunities, but also to take advantage of other opportunities, as well as to continue any current project(s). Travel time will be divided (generally up to three months at a time, with specific approval for longer time abroad) as permitted by the clinical and graduate class schedule and as determined by the Fellowship Director and the Department.

3. Graduate Education: Each fellow will obtain a Master of Public Health in the Global Health Track; other advanced degrees (i.e. Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology) may also be possible and will be discussed on a case-by-case basis, if additional support becomes available. If a fellow already has an equivalent advanced degree, consideration will be made for other additional advanced training.

4. Research: Each fellow will complete at least one research project of sufficient quality for presentation/publication prior to completion of the fellowship.

5. Clinical Medicine: Each fellow will work as a member of the clinical faculty (Instructor) of Penn Medicine for approximately 800 clinical hours/year. Each fellow is encouraged to participate in all faculty and academic activities in the Department of Emergency Medicine, as available.

Information on the Master of Public Health Program can be found here.  (Note: the application process is internal for fellows - you will not have to apply for SOPHAS). 

Fellows will receive financial support for tuition (full; via the Penn faculty tuition benefit and an education grant) and program materials for the graduate program, full travel costs, an annual PRE/CME allowance, and faculty benefits.



Projects

Project Name & Description Details

CPEM

Certification Program in Emergency Medicine (http://www.cpem.com.pk/) Details




Alumni
Joseph Leanza

Fellow (2021-2023)




Contacts

Program Director
Megan Rybarczyk
PGEM Program Director; GEMFC Secretary

Megan Rybarczyk, MD, MPH, FACEP received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her residency traini...

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Application

Application materials include: 1. Application form (please email pennglobalem@gmail.com for the form) 2. CV 3. Personal Statement (no more than 2-pages, single-spaced, 12-point font) 4. Official USMLE transcript sent directly to pennglobalem@gmail.com 5. Three letters of recommendation (at least one from your residency director and one from an individual familiar with your work in GEM) sent directly to pennglobalem@gmail.com All five items must be received by the application deadline.

Application Criteria

Prospective fellows must be American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) board-eligible or board-certified by the July 1 start date. Trainees must also be US citizens or hold visas (i.e. J-1 or H1B and ECFMG Certification) accepted by the UPHS Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Application Process

Please submit all application materials to pennglobalem@gmail.com. (USMLE transcripts can be sent electronically at this time per the FSMB website: https://www.fsmb.org/transcripts/).

Important Dates

Application Deadline : Sep 20, 2021

Only completed applications received before the deadline (11:59PM EST) will be reviewed.

Interview Date : Oct 18, 2021

Interviews may be virtual depending on travel restrictions on the date of the interview.

NRMP Fellowship Match Date : Nov 10, 2021

We adhere to the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowships Consortium (GEMFC) No-Offer Date which means that no offers will be made prior to the NRMP Fellowship Match Date. After that date, offers can be made based on continued availability. Official NRMP Fellowship Match Deadlines (i.e. Opening Date, Rank Order List Deadline, Match Day) can be found at the NRMP website: https://www.nrmp.org/intro-fellowship-matches/.