Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Recognition of the vital role emergency care systems play in the health care of a country has prompted a burgeoning interest in Global Emergency Medicine (EM). Many developing nations struggle to provide emergency medical care to their citizens. Adequate infrastructure is often lacking, and even in areas with significant financial and medical resources, emergency medical personnel training is limited. Furthermore, EM is often not recognized as a medical specialty overseas, making it unfeasible for interested care providers to obtain the skills required to deliver effective care.

The Stanford Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program with an optional second year for obtaining an associated Masters degree (MPH, MEHP, Ms-PopH). Fellows build the skills necessary to work in developing nations and participate in a variety of ongoing international health programs helping them focus their future careers. Emergency Medicine Faculty at Stanford are actively involved in a number of projects including EMS development, emergency medicine education, rural health initiatives, and trauma system development working in partnership with local governments, NGOs, private organizations, and international aid agencies (USAID, WHO, UNFPA, etc…) Stanford Emergency Medicine International and the global health fellowship program focus on human development through education, emergency care systems strengthening, and research.

Goals and Programs

Fellowship goals follow the outlines put forth by the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians. Focus is on the development of necessary skills to work in cooperation with local health care providers and government officials to assess international health care systems and identify pertinent emergency medical health issues. After identifying the needs of the local community, fellows will learn to develop, implement, and integrate programs that address these challenges. The fellow’s specific areas of interest will dictate the core activities.

Contact Us

For any questions regarding the fellowship, please contact:

Matthew Strehlow, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Global EM Fellowship
Interim Vice-Chairman,
Department of Emergency Medicine
E-Mail: Matthew Strehlow


Rebecca Walker, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Co-Director, Global EM Fellowship
E-Mail: Rebecca Walker


Department of Emergency Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Suite 350, 900 Welch Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
t: (650) 498-5220
f: (650) 723-0121

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