Social Emergency Medicine
and Population Health Fellowship
The Stanford Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health Fellowship is a one-year program with an optional second year available for applicants interested in obtaining a Masters in Public Health or Health Services Research.
Emergency departments are our healthcare system’s safety nets, for medical aand social needs, and are the sole access to any medical care for those in need, 24/7, regardless of insurance status. Consequently, emergency medicine providers must confront the social complexities that burden our patients.
The emergency department is a compelling site for community outreach and partnership, and clinical and health services research geared toward impacting population health and policy.
The goal of the fellowship is to train physician researchers and educators to investigate societal patterns of health inequity, and social needs contributing to disease, and to leverage the unique position of the emergency department as the population’s social and medical safety net in order to decrease health disparities for vulnerable populations.
EDUCATE: Become a national advocate for incorporation of social context into emergency medicine and help design curricula or participate in initiatives that educate at the medical school, residency, and post graduate level.
ADVOCATE: Propose, advocate or critique policies that affect marginalized and vulnerable populations frequenting the emergency department.
RESEARCH: Create interventions that affect population health based on community needs. Monitor, evaluate and disseminate intervention. Become involved in high quality research and translate into best practices for incorporation of social determinants of health at the bedside.
The Social EM and Population Health Fellowship is created to form a robust collaboration of faculty and fellows working to enhance our understanding of and our capacity to impact the social determinants of health and disease from the unique vantage point offered by the emergency department.
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.
Candidates must have completed an ACGME-approved residency program in Emergency Medicine and be board certified/board eligible in Emergency Medicine. Prior to starting, the applicant must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of California. Applicants with a strong clinical background and a demonstrated interest in teaching and in research in population health or ED-based social determinant interventions will be given preference.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. N. Ewen Wang, Director, prior to submitting an application.
- A personal letter outlining your goals and objectives for the fellowship
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- 3 letters of reference (including one from your Residency Director and one from your current Departmental Chair)