Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program and medical subspecialty that involves prehospital emergency patient care, including initial patient stabilization, treatment, and transport to hospitals in specially equipped ambulances or helicopters.
The purpose of EMS subspecialty certification is to:
standardize physician training and qualifications for EMS practice
improve patient safety
enhance the quality of emergency medical care provided to patients in the prehospital environment
further integrate prehospital patient treatment into the continuum of care
The Stanford Emergency Medical Services fellowship is a two-year fellowship, with the opportunity for a second year with a focus in Disaster.
By the end of the fellowship, the fellow will have a competency in:
clinical aspects in EMS
medical oversight of EMS
quality management and research
After the first year, fellows are Board Eligible for the Emergency Medical Services subspecialty board exam.
In the second year, fellows receive more intensive training in Disaster Medicine, and have time to earn an advanced degree.
Our goal is to train future leaders by providing a broad knowledge base and allowing time for additional efforts in areas of interest. Fellows benefit from the opportunity to explore different facets of EMS through close contact with our many faculty, providers, and agencies.
The diverse, high acuity patient populations at Stanford and Lucile Packard challenge fellows to continue mastering their clinical skills.
Stanford Hospital is part of a world-renowned medical center and home to a Level I trauma center with aero-medical transport. Additionally, fellows function as a PGY 5 in the Stanford ED and in the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital - Stanford Pediatric ED, which is contiguous with the adult ED.
Fellows may also choose to work in the community, provided the time commitment does not conflict with Stanford duty hours.
Through a dedicated EMS fellowship curriculum including didactic time, field practice, quality improvement activities, flight time, and a variety of other EMS activities, fellows gain experience in the provision of prehospital care for a variety of acutely ill and injured patients.
Additionally, with the expertise of our faculty, we are able to offer not only an outstanding core EMS fellowship experience, but also other niche EMS faculty support in the areas of:
Tactical and Military Medicine
Marc Gautreau, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAEMS
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine