Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

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
  • special operations


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. 

Clinical Activities

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.

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