EMS and Disaster Medicine
The Los Angeles County EMS Agency and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine are sponsoring a 1-year EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellowship.
We are accredited as an EMS Fellowship Training Program by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
We are seeking candidates who will complete an emergency medicine residency or pediatric emergency medicine fellowship who wish to pursue a career in EMS/Disaster Medicine.
The fellowship is a unique collaboration between the Los Angeles County EMS Agency, which is one of the largest EMS Agencies in the world, and the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Our goal is to create a fellowship experience that prepares the physician to become a specialist in EMS and Disaster Medicine. This training will be sufficient to allow the fellow to pursue a career as an EMS medical director for a local EMS agency or for a fire department, an academician implementing EMS research, a clinician in emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine with expertise in EMS, and/or as a national expert in EMS and Disaster Medicine.
Details of the Fellowship
- Length: 1 year (possible 2 years with research focus)
- No. of Positions: 1
- Application deadline: August 30th of the application year
Patient Care Activities
- Four attending shifts 7-9 hours in length per month
- Duties on clinical shifts include seeing and evaluating patients, supervising resident physicians and medical students, and providing patient care, conducting teaching rounds, and providing medical records documentation for services provided.
EM clinical responsibilities
EMS clinical responsibilities
- Fellows will participate in the Base Physician Course and provide medical oversight for a minimum of 100 prehospital calls to Harbor-UCLA medical Center Base Hospital
3-4 prehospital ground ride-alongs per month working with prehospital providers in the clinical care of patients.
Administrative and Teaching Responsibilities
- Attendance at departmental faculty meetings
- Participation in EMS administration through attendance at Los Angeles EMS Agency Medical Advisory Council quarterly meetings and other
relevant local and state EMS meetings
- Teaching responsibilities will consist of the preparation of one “grand rounds” presentation, to be delivered to the Department of Emergency Medicine during normally scheduled conferences per year and limited teaching responsibilities at the J. Michael Criley Paramedic Training Institute
- Fellows will be expected to meet all requirements set forth by the American Board of Emergency Medicine for EMS Fellowship candidates
Compensation and Benefits
- Fellows will receive a highly competitive compensation.
- Fellows will be provided shared office space, secretarial support, a computer, and access to the Department’s medical library, copy machine, and facsimile equipment. Benefits include medical and dental insurance and 4 weeks paid vacation per year.
- Additional educational funds will be provided to support educational expenses and scholarly presentations at state or national conferences.
Research Responsibilities for 2-year Candidates
- Fellows completing the 2-year fellowship will be expected to participate in research training through attainment of an advanced degree (MPH/MS) and conduct a hypothesis driven research project.
Interested candidates should contact:
EMS and Disaster Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine
1000 W Carson St. Box 21, Torrance CA 90509
Phone: 310 222-3503; FAX: 310 212 6101