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Fellowship Programs

Graduates of ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine residency programs may undergo fellowship training in several programs at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  

Applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The University of Iowa Department of Emergency Medicine Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program that trains one fellow per year in a multi-disciplinary format with interaction with a variety of agencies.  Our purpose is to maintain a high bar of standardized training for EMS physicians, achieve the proper qualifications to practice EMS medicine to include board certification, further organize and integrate the care needed for the chain of survival, discover new methods to advance the science of EMS, improve patient care quality and safety, advocate on behalf of EMS providers, and educate the next generation of EMS providers.

During the fellowship year, the trainee will have dedicated clinical field time to include air and ground medical transport, SWAT medical support, didactic education, reading program, research education and dedicated research time, quality improvement activities as well as participation in event medicine.  In addition to the expertise and experience provided by the participating agencies, the fellow has access to a wide array of medical experts within the Department of Emergency Medicine to include faculty trained in medical toxicology, disaster medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, education and simulation, global medicine, and sports medicine.

Our fellows achieve competency in the clinical aspects of EMS, medical oversight, quality management and research, and special operations.  Graduates are eligible for the Emergency Medical Services sub-specialty board certification examination.

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Emergency Medicine - Critical Care

The University of Iowa Emergency Medicine Critical Care Fellowship trains graduates of ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine residency programs.  This two year curriculum has been approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology for Emergency Medicine graduates, and fellowship graduates will be board eligible in Anesthesiology Critical Care through the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).

The University of Iowa has been home to respected fellowships in anesthesia critical care and pulmonary critical care for decades.  The Emergency Medicine Critical Care Fellowship is a distinct track of the Anesthesia Critical Care Fellowship that prepares emergency medicine graduates for a broad-based multi-specialty critical care practice.

Our fundamental philosophy is that practice in a multi-speciality intensive care unit is the most challenging practice environment in critical care, and we train our graduates to enter multidisciplinary practice.  Most non-academic intensive care units in the U.S. are not specialty-specific, so we offer broad based clinical training in medical, surgical, neurologic, and cardiac approaches to critical care to train comprehensive intensivists for broad-based clinical practice.

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Hospice and Palliative Medicine 

The Fellowship Training Program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Iowa seeks capable humanists/physicians from all of the eligible boards to join our academically and clinically rigorous training program.  

 As Iowa’s only tertiary medical center, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics provides the venue to train physicians from multiple specialties. For this reason, we welcome physicians from multiple specialties including surgery, radiation oncology, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, anesthesia/critical care, emergency medicine, orthopedics/rehab, gynecology, neurology/psychiatry who desire to develop skills caring for the unique needs of patients with serious illness.  

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Primary Care Sports Medicine 

The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME accredited fellowship program offering two fellowship positions per year. 

The goal of the Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship is to provide a comprehensive and diverse educational experience in the field of Sports Medicine. Graduates will possess the clinical competence needed to diagnose and manage medical illnesses and injuries related to sports and exercise in a variety of athletes and physically active patient populations. The fellowship will also provide experience in functioning in the role of Team Physician to high school and NCAA Division I student-athletes.

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The Department of Emergency Medicine offers multiple non-accredited fellowships deemed Associate Scholar Programs which offer fellowship level training with pertinent graduate degrees.

For more information, please visit: https://medicine.uiowa.edu/emergencymedicine/education/associate-scholar-program