Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellowship

The University of Iowa Department of Emergency Medicine 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, teach the proper qualifications to practice EMS medicine to include board certification, discover new methods to advance the science of EMS, further organize and integrate the care needed for the chain of survival, improve patient care quality and safety, educate the next generation of EMS clinicians, and advocate on behalf of EMS clinicians.

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.  The fellowship provides support to attend the NAEMSP Medical Director's Course and national conference, the Emergency Medical Services Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight textbook and appropriate duty attire. The fellow will attend an Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC) and an Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) course.

In addition to the expertise 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, critical care medicine, ultrasound, palliative care, 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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