Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Emergency care systems play a vital role in the health care of a country, and yet, many developing nations struggle to provide emergency medical care, and lack infrastructure and  adequate emergency medical personnel training. Furthermore, EM is often not recognized as a medical specialty overseas.

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 partner 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


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 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.

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