Emergency Medical Services Fellowship
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) fellowship is designed to prepare the EMS physician for a career of leadership in out-of-hospital care. The program's goals and activities are modeled after the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the National Association of EMS Physicians EMS fellowship curriculum. The Medical College of Wisconsin's EMS fellowship is intended to be comprehensive, yet flexible.
EMS fellows develop their skills through a combination of didactic lectures and readings, research projects, and direct participation as operational medical directors for the Milwaukee County EMS system. Opportunities to explore interests in aeromedicine, tactical medicine, disaster & mass casualty medicine, fire service medical support, rescue & wilderness medicine, and medical informatics are also available. Fellows receive a Medical College of Wisconsin faculty appointment within the Department of Emergency Medicine, and are part of the department's clinical and educational mission to support patients, medical students, and residents.
The Medical College of Wisconsin EMS fellowship also offers unique opportunities to assist with several groundbreaking, national out-of-hospital research studies. Fellows will work with the program director to develop their own research project to gain an understanding of the processes behind formulating and executing scientifically rigorous investigations.
The EMS fellowship is offered in a one or two year option. The two-year path includes coursework for a Master of Public Health or Master of Epidemiology degree.
For more information on the EMS fellowship, contact Ronald G. Pirrallo, MD MHSA, Program Director.