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:
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).
Participation in residency and departmental activities offers fellows opportunity to hone 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 residency program conferences, and may be invited to present at international conferences or symposia.
Research, Program Development & Advanced Degrees
In addition to participating in department ventures, fellows also initiate an independent research project or development of a new global EM program.
Mentorship is 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.
We allow fellows the flexibility to gain valuable experiences and training specific to their unique interests and career goals. Fellows are encouraged to pursue an advanced degree in a field that they will find most useful (eg, MPH, MedEd, etc).
Fellows combine didactics with clinical shifts in an academic teaching hospital. Learn more about clinical activities and requirements.
Fellows combine clinical shifts in an academic teaching hospital with didactics.
Fellows are required to work 8 shifts per month (approximately 15 hours per week) as Attending Physician in the emergency department (ED) at Stanford University Hospital, with an academic appointment of Clinical Instructor in the Clinician Educator Line at Stanford University.
While attending in the ED, fellows supervise residents and medical students.
Clinical time is spent at Stanford University Hospital which is a world-renowned medical center. It is a Level 1 Adult and Pediatric trauma center with aero-medical transport. The diverse and high acuity patient population provides an excellent opportunity to continue to master clinical skills.
All fellows must be ABEM board certified/eligible.
Fellowship Director Benjamin Lindquist, MD profile | email Clinical Assistant Professor
Michelle Feltes, MDprofile Clinical Assistant Professor
Board-eligible or board-certified emergency medicine physician from 4 year ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency programs or 3 year ACGME EM programs with minimum 1 year post-graduate experience