We are accepting applications for the upcoming academic year

Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship

The UC Davis Health Department of Emergency Medicine offers a fellowship program in Global Emergency Medicine. This fellowship strives to prepare future leaders of international health and emergency medicine health systems. Fellows develop skills in cross-cultural collaboration, international public health, teaching in low-resource settings and improvement of emergency medicine health systems and delivery of care. This flexible program is designed for Emergency Medicine Physicians seeking a career which focuses on providing emergency medical care and education within low-resource settings. In additional to their work abroad, fellows will gain clinical and educational experience at the University of California Davis Emergency Department, a level-1 adult and pediatric trauma care center servicing the diverse population in Northern California. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work in multiple low-resource sites during the course of their fellowship under the guidance of multiple faculty members, while also pursuing an advanced degree. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue a two year fellowship with an advanced degree, While the two-year fellowship track is preferred, applicants may be considered for a one-year track on an individual basis. On a two-year track, fellows will have the opportunity to purse a distance Masters in Public Health through the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene but may choose an alternative advanced degree depending on their area of interest and future career goals.


Project Name & Description Details

Vietnamese Diploma in Emergency Medicine

We are collaborating with our colleagues and friend from Ho Chi Minh City's Cho Ray Hospital, a tertiary care hospital and main trauma center in South Vietnam. As part of our ongoing collaboration, we have created and are helping to support the country's first Diploma in Emergency Medicine Program. This is an 18 month intensive Emergency Medicine Training Program supported by US and Vietnamese-based faculty and Emergency Medicine Physicians. Though we hope to travel to Vietnam in person to provide more personal teaching soon, we are currently providing weekly educational sessions using video conferencing programs to create interactive and informative sessions. We are currently working with the first class of trainees. Details

Sacred Valley Health; an NGO in the Andean Region of Peru

Sacred Valley Health (SVH) is an NGO located in Ollantaytambo, Peru a beautiful and remote area located with the Andean Region of Peru. Many communities within this region are isolated and must be self-sufficient. With a focus on empowerment and culturally competent education, Sacred Valley Health strives to train and support local community health workers, known as promotoras. In addition to supporting the mission and efforts of SVH, fellows will learn about the way NGO’s function while also gaining experience with community health curricula, delivery of medical care in austere environments, and assisting with monitoring and evaluation of ongoing efforts. Dr. Shakira Bandolin currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors of Sacred Valley Health https://sacredvalleyhealth.org/ Details

Local Care for the underserved

Sacramento county is one of the most diverse counties in the entire United States. We strongly believe that care for the underserved should be a priority inside and outside of the emergency department. As part of our program development, we have created multiple opportunities for fellows to work with local refugee and migrant populations locally Details

Safari Doctors, Lamu County, Kenya

Safari Doctors provides locally-led solutions for remote communities who lack access to vital health services in Lamu County, Kenya. Their team does this through mobile medical outreach and a Community Health Worker model. We are working to support the work of Safari Doctors through education, clinical outreach support and public health programming. Please visit their website for information about the amazing work they are doing. https://www.safaridoctors.org/ Details

Ultrasound and Emergency Medicine Education in The Gambia

UC Davis is working closely with colleagues in The Gambia to provide education around bedside ultrasound and emergency medicine. Fellows will have the opportunity to visit the country's leading teaching hospital located in Banjul and support the education of local medical providers Details

Disaster and Humanitarian Response Deployment

Fellows will have the opportunity to train and deploy to disasters around the world and help with humanitarian response efforts in collaboration with NGOs specializing in Disaster and Humanitarian Response. Individuals will get extensive training before deployments Details

White River Indian Hospital

Fellows participating in 2-year fellowships will have the opportunity to moonlight at the IHS Site serving Native communities in Arizona. This is an amazing opportunity to serve local communities within our own borders Details

Molly Hallweaver

Global EM Fellow


Program Director
Shakira Bandolin
Director of Global Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests Dr Bandolin is an Emergency Medicine Physician. She has a special interest and formal training in International Emergency Medici...

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Please email your application to Dr Shakira Bandolin (sbandolin@ucdavis.edu) Please email the Fellowship Director at sbandolin@ucdavis.edu Your application should include: 1) Personal Statement including why you are specifically interested in our program and if you are planning on doing a 1 year fellowship or a 2 year with an advanced degree, 2) your CV, and 3) Three letters of recommendation (one from residency director/chair)

Applicant eligibility: Fellowship candidates must be ABEM board eligible or certified by the July 1st fellowship start date. This generally means that fellows have completed an Emergency Medicine residency in the US or Canada.

Important Dates

Applications may only be submitted between
Jul 01, 2023 at 12:00PM and Sep 30, 2023 at 11:55PM

: Sep 30, 2023

For more information about working at UC Davis and living in Sacramento, please see the following link: https://health.ucdavis.edu/emergency/education/living-in-sacramento.html

September and Oct 2022 : Sep 01, 2022

Per University of California guidelines, interviews for the upcoming interview season will be held virtually. We will announce dates when the application cycle opens