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.
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.
In addition to participation in ongoing departmental ventures, initiation of an independent research project or development of a new global EM program is required for completion of the fellowship. Mentorship will be provided by the fellowship directors and other appropriate faculty. An educational stipend is furnished to fellows however; accessing available funding sources is a vital skill in implementing global EM programs and therefore, attaining additional support for the fellow-directed research or program is the responsibility of the fellow.
Global EM fellows’ salaries are covered by working as clinical instructors in Stanford’s Emergency Department (ED). Stanford Hospital is part of a world-renowned medical center and home to a Level I Adult and Pediatric trauma center with aero-medical transport. The diverse, high acuity patient populations at Stanford and Lucile Packard challenge fellows to continue mastering their clinical skills. The expected work obligation is 16 hours per week in the ED. All fellows must be ABEM board certified/eligible.
Participation in residency and departmental activities is required; offering the fellow the opportunity to hone their academic, teaching, and presenting skills. This involvement includes resident and medical student education; both within the Stanford Emergency Department and at core didactics. Fellows lecture regularly on internationally-related topics at the Stanford - Kaiser EM residency program conferences and may be invited to present at international conferences or symposia.
- Stanford - URC Cambodia Quality Health Services Project
- Stanford - Essential Prehospital Care Refresher Training Course (2013-Present)
- Stanford-Nepal Medical Project (2013-Present)
- Stanford-URC/CHS Cambodia Emergency Triage and Resuscitation Room Project (2011-Present)
- Stanford-GVK EMRI Research Institute (2008-Present)
- Stanford-Papua New Guinea Medical Project (1996-Present)
Projects by Date
- Stanford-URC/CHS Cambodia SEECC Course (2012-2015)
- Stanford-GVK EMRI Pediatric District Hospital Training Program (2012-2015)
- Stanford - Global Online Emergency Medicine Course (2015)
- Stanford-GVK EMRI District Hospital Training Program (2009-2014)
- Stanford-URC/CHS Cambodia Emergency Medicine Case-Based Educational Curriculum (2011-2014)
- Stanford - A Bridge to Africa: Online Emergency Medicine Training for Uganda (2014)
- Stanford-GVK EMRI EMS Protocol Manual (2010-2013)
- Stanford - GVK EMRI Assessment of EMT-Basic Skills and Knowledge (2013)
- Stanford - Child Life Foundation: Epidemiology of Pediatric Patients presenting to a Public Emergency Department in Karachi, Pakistan (2013)
- Stanford-URC/CHS Emergency Epidemiology Research (2012)
- Stanford-Patan Academy of Sciences Epidemiology Research (2011)
- Stanford-Wisconsin-MoH Ethiopia EMS Evaluation (2009-2010)
- Stanford-Nepal Ambulance Service EMS Development (2009-2011)
- Stanford-GVK EMRI Post-Graduate Program in Emergency Care (PGPEC) (2007-2009)
- Stanford-Apollo EMT-Intermediate Training Program (2005-2007)
- Stanford - Vietnam Medical Project (2001-2009)
International Emergency Medicine Fellows
2005 Matthew Strehlow
2007 Alice Chiao
2008 Uta Shimizu
2009 Joe Becker
2010 Scott Bradley
2011 Daniel Grossman
2012 Beau Briese
2013 Peter Acker
2014 Corey Bills
1. Graduation from an accredited U.S. Emergency Medicine residency program is required.
2. Apply through the International Emergency Medicine Fellowships website.
3. Contact Stacey Kimball for further questions.
For any questions regarding the fellowship, please contact:
Matthew Strehlow, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Stanford EM International
Vice-Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
E-Mail: Matthew Strehlow
Rebecca Walker, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Co-Director, Stanford EM International Fellowship
E-Mail: Rebecca Walker
Department of Emergency Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Alway Building, M121
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305