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Fellowships

Looking to specialize in emergency medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, sports medicine, EMS or ultrasound? Or if you have ideas for inventions that will change modern medicine, consider one of USACS’ prestigious fellowships with the top leaders in the United States. 

Academic Fellowships

Doctors Hospital | Columbus, OH

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  • Focus: Developing the next generation of clinical educators in Emergency Medicine
  • Highlights: Fellows will work with faculty at Doctors Hospital and with the national leaders of USACS to learn how to create and provide cutting-edge education within the field of Emergency Medicine
  • Outcomes: Mastery of the topics of educational design and delivery, the role research plays in graduate medical education (GME) and GME’s most innovative delivery models

Summa Health System I Akron, OH

  • Focus: Academic Emergency Medicine Leadership Development Photo of Summa Health in Akron, Ohio
  • Highlights: 
    • Personalized training utilizing all possible local and national resources of both Summa and USACS
    • Activities include teaching, research, mentoring, executive committee meetings, promotion and tenure committee meetings, EM residency selection.
    • Involvement in curricular design, lecture/small group discussion lead skills, resident and medical student assessment, the integration of simulation training into emergency medicine procedural and clinical skills
    • Involvement in regional and national organizations related to emergency medicine education
  • Outcomes: 
    • Upon successful completion, the Fellow will be well on his/her way to qualifying for academic promotion at most US medical schools and have many contacts and opportunities within EM.
    • Option to obtain M.Ed. degree


Education Fellowships

Summa Health Systems (Akron Campus, Barberton Campus, Green Medical Center, Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Campus)

  • Focus: Developing The overall goal of this academic fellowship is to assist in the development of an individual into a contributing academic emergency medicine physician. This goal will be met by pursuing several areas of study during the year of fellowship:
    • Clinical skills development
    • Bedside teaching development
    • Didactic teaching development
    • Academic development
    • Research development
    • Political involvement development
    • Personal development

During the fellowship year, the Fellow will develop the above skills through concentrated effort at improvement in clinical skills, teaching skills, and academic development. Teaching skills and academic development will center around a chosen area of interest. 

  • Highlights: Education skills will be developed and improved through the following ways:
  •  Clinical:
    • Appointment as Clinical Instructor at Northeastern Universities College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
    • Annual stipend and benefits package to cover academic travel and other benefits
    • Clinical commitment of 10 shifts a month (may vary based on 30 or 31 day months), to average out to be 10 shifts per month for the year.  The clinical commitment will be a combination of teaching shifts as well as shifts that concentrate on patient care by the Fellow
  • Teaching:
    • A teaching commitment of 5 to 15 hours per week.  This will be spent on:
    • Conference attendance, including preparation for key lectures (6 hours weekly) in order to make meaningful comments
    • Giving conference lectures approximately once a month (3 hours weekly preparation time).  These will include the two significant lectures (described below) related to an area of interest, as well as assistance in the teaching of the courses that are given to specific PGY classes.
    • Participation in the PBL series for NEOUCOM students (6 hours weekly)
    • Lectures for medical students during their rotation in the ED at Summa Health System
  • Academics:
    • Instructional modules (with reference texts and specific assignments) including writing and publishing in the medical literature, electronic media, bedside and didactic teaching, curriculum design, acquisition of research skills, acquisition of evidence-based medicine skills, as well as administrative skills.  
    • Opportunities will be provided for involvement at SAEM and ACEP on various committees and task forces.
    • Opportunities will be provided for attendance at key faculty development skill sessions/conferences, including but not limited to the ACEP Teaching Fellowship, EMBRS course in research skills, SAEM meeting, etc.  Expenses for these meetings will be provided by the Fellow’s academic expense account.

In addition, Fellow can arrange to receive a Masters In Education.


EMS Fellowships

Dell Seton Medical Center at University of Texas | Austin, TX

  • Focus: One-year, immersive experience in EMS medicine
  • Highlights: Formal didactics, administrative experiences, exposure to air/ground critical care transport, ground EMS, paramedic/physician response units, and multiple elective opportunities including tactical EMS and
     community paramedicine
  • Outcomes: Upon successful completion, the EMS Fellow is expected to be eligible for board-certification in Emergency Medicine.
    • Clinical skills development
    • Bedside teaching development
    • Didactic teaching development
    • Academic development
    • Research development
    • Political involvement development
    • Personal development

Emergency Medicine Services Fellowships

Allegheny General Hospital | Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny General Hospital

  • Focus: One-year, immersive experience in EMS medicine
  • Highlights: Formal didactics, administrative experiences, exposure to air/ground critical care transport, ground EMS, paramedic/physician response units, and multiple elective opportunities including tactical EMS and
     community paramedicine
  • Outcomes: Upon successful completion, the EMS Fellow is expected to be eligible for board-certification in Emergency Medicine.

Doctors Hospital | Columbus, OH

  • Focus: Rounded, one-year immersion in Emergency Medicine with OhioHealthDoctors Hospital in Columbus, OH
  • Highlights: Involves clinical experiences, administrative experiences, hands-on practice, and structured learning in preparation for the clinical practice of EMS medicine and board certification. Fellows will experience rural, suburban and urban EMS systems as well as flight, ground, tactical, mass gathering, and EMS education aspects of medical direction
  • Outcomes: Upon successful completion, the EMS Fellow is expected to be eligible for board certification in Emergency Medicine

 

Innovation Fellowships

US Acute Care Solutions | Virtual

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  • Focus: One-year, mentored experience for aspirational leaders interested in making a career in innovation in acute and emergency care
  • Highlights: Under the direction of USACS National Director of Clinical Innovation Jesse Pines, the Fellowship can be accomplished from any USACS clinical site. Fellows have a national role in USACS and are mentored by the Chief Medical Officer team, participate in innovation projects, writing and educational opportunities, and have opportunities to develop and implement new care models such as telehealth, technology, novel payment approaches – as well as address timely clinical problems, such as the opioid crisis.
  • Outcomes: USACS leadership; implementation of innovation

 

Pediatric Emergency Fellowships

Dell Children's Medical Center at University of Texas

Dell Children's Medical Center at University of Texas | Austin, TX

  • Focus: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Leadership Development
  • Highlights: Intensive mentorship and scholarly activity at a large level one trauma center
  • Outcomes: Greater specialization in pediatric emergency medicine

 

Sports Medicine Fellowships

Dell Children's Medical Center at University of Texas

Dell Children's Medical Center at University of Texas | Austin, TX

  • Focus: This is a program that integrates the best parts of Primary Care, Physical Medicine and Rehab with Acute Care Medicine to train Fellows in the non-surgical aspects of Sports Medicine.
  • Highlights: Austin is a vibrant community with an abundance of athletics. Our Fellows have access to Professional Athletes in the areas of Soccer, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Moto-GP, and a variety of Auto Racing teams. We also serve college and high school athletes across the nation, as well as events such as marathons, triathlons, and bike races.

Summa Health Systems (Akron Campus, Barberton Campus, Green Medical Center, Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Campus)

  • Focus: To advance the field of primary care sports medicine through the training of highly motivated, qualified individuals and to provide excellence in the services provided through our practice.
    We strive to offer an exciting year of opportunities that spans the entire breadth of primary care sports medicine. Our program is designed for responsible, self-directed learners who desire exposure to covering professional and high school sports, as well as didactic sessions spanning various areas of orthopedic medicine, wellness education, sports nutrition, sports psychology and performance medicine.
  • Highlights: We provide coverage opportunities where the fellows are expected to manage acute sports traumatology and general sports medicine issues. We provide a wide range of orthopedic specialty rotations to enhance one’s knowledge base in these sub-specialty areas. We respect the fact that fellows have new ideas, which may improve our program and enthusiastically welcome this exchange in a collegial atmosphere within our group.

Ultrasound Fellowships

Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA

Allegheny General Hospital | Pittsburgh, PA

  • Focus: One-year Emergency Ultrasound program (EUS) for Board Certified/Board Eligible Physicians
  • Highlights:
    • Core and Advanced EUS Scanning Technique
    • Quality Assurance 
    • Program Development and Management
    • Resident / Medical Student Education
    • Research
  • Outcomes: Prepare Fellows for leadership roles in Emergency Ultrasound with specialized training

 
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