Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellowship Program Overview
The overarching aim of the EMS fellowship is to train and develop motivated physicians to become leaders in medical oversight and emergency medical systems through immersive education and practice in the pre-hospital setting. We aim to achieve this by:
- Exposure to various educational modalities with integrated curriculum including group-based learning, peer to peer education
- Exposure to the practice of prehospital medicine opportunities to do scene response in a EMS response vehicle.
- Exposure to the breadth of patients through diversity of pathology, socioeconomic status, and demographics guided by strong clinical role models
- Exposure to varied EMS agencies and administrative involvement spanning urban, rural, and volunteer services
- Foster a culture where the fellow’s input is encouraged and expected and wellness is a priority
- Competent in the basics of patient safety and quality improvement processes to become leaders in EMS
The Omaha metropolitan area is home to a population of nearly one million, allowing for plenty of opportunities to learn various EMS modalities. We are heavily involved in a wide range of EMS agencies including large urban fire departments, rural EMS agencies, and specialized agencies including tactical response, pediatric critical care transport, and flight services. We seek to train highly motivated physicians and ensure competency in EMS administration, clinical care, and oversight through our curriculum and educational experiences. Our fellowship is led and instructed by board-certified EMS physicians.
Fellows will be considered house officers and be paid a salary according to PGY-year. Fellows will be eligible for benefits typical to full-time House Officers.
Fellows will also be given the opportunity to practice clinically at two Emergency Departments that are affiliated with our sponsor institution, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Bellevue Medical Center – which is located 20 minutes South of our main campus. These clinical shifts are not required as part of the fellowship.