Emergency care systems play a vital role in the health care of a country. Many global communities require strengthening of emergency services and training of health care workers to meet the growing need for emergency care services.
The Stanford Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship is a two-year program with an option to obtain an associated Master's degree (MPH, MEHP, Ms-PopH). Stanford Emergency Medicine International and the global health fellowship program focus on human development through education, emergency care systems strengthening, and research.
Fellows build the skills necessary to collaborate with global partners on a variety of ongoing international health programs, helping them focus their future careers.
Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine partners with local governments, NGOs, private organizations, and international aid agencies on a number of projects, including:
- EMS development,
- emergency medicine education,
- rural health initiatives,
- trauma system development
In addition to gaining valuable exposure to multiple projects in different stages of development, fellows:
- Collaborate with stakeholders in different countries (eg, EMT students in India, EM residents in Rwanda)
- Teach highly engaged Stanford residents and medical students in a busy clinical setting
Focus is on the skills necessary 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.
Fellows gain valuable experiences and training specific to their interests and goals, and fellows are encouraged to pursue an advanced degree (eg, MPH, MedEd, etc).
Fellowship goals follow the outlines put forth by the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians.