Emergency Medical Services Education

The Section of EMS and Disaster Medicine is committed to teaching and developing future EMS physicians through its outstanding fellowships, both nationally and internationally, as well as educating residents and students who will also be leaders and advocates for EMS in their practices.  Our unparalleled experience is made possible through collaboration with on-campus and off-campus partners that help to support one of the best EMS systems in the country.

 Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

The Section of EMS and Disaster Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin offers a one-year EMS fellowship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The fellowship is designed to develop the next generation of EMS leaders by offering unparalleled didactic and field experiences for all aspects of EMS. Successful completion from the EMS fellowship, including the development of scholarly project and manuscript, will satisfy the requirements for subspecialty certification for EMS as outlined by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

In addition to gaining a solid competency in the core requirements, the fellowship is flexible to meet the unique interests and passions of our learners. After completion of the fellowship, the Medical College of Wisconsin offers other opportunities to gain additional analytic and translational skills through the Master in Public Health Program, Bioinformatics, Clinical Translational Sciences and others.

For additional information, please contact:
M. Riccardo Colella, DO, MPH, FACEP
Associate Professor
Chief, Section of EMS and Disaster Medicine
Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
The Institute for Health and Society
Medical College of Wisconsin

9200 West Watertown Plank Road, Pavilion 1P
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-9923
(414) 805-6464 (fax)
colella@mcw.edu

 International Scholars

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and disaster medicine intensive short-term training program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is dedicated to training physicians in the science of EMS medicine. For 15 years MCW’s EMS training program has been preparing physicians to serve as medical directors of EMS systems. This training program condenses the education and experiences meant to provide the fundamentals in the safe and efficient delivery of medical care in the prehospital setting.

The EMS Scholars program is intended for highly focused project development assistance as well as brief observations of our EMS system for three (3) to eleven (11) month tenure.

During the intensive training program, the participant will be provided with diverse experiences in the practice and administrative components of EMS systems to gain a detailed understanding of the field of EMS medicine. These experiences will provide a basis to determine functioning, designs, and processes necessary to ensure quality of patient care in the prehospital setting.

The program does not hold any international certification but does include subject matter and experiences consistent with the American Board of Emergency Medicine Core Content of EMS Medicine.

Trainees are required to be licensed physicians in their home country and have completed the equivalent of an emergency medicine residency program.

The activities of the training program will occur in a variety of facilities and locations. Patient care observations will occur in the Emergency Departments of Froedtert Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, as well as in the out-of-hospital setting with Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers. In addition, the trainee will participate in the administrative and training activities related to the medical direction of the Milwaukee County EMS, Kenosha County EMS, State of Wisconsin EMS, City of Milwaukee Fire Department, and the Flight for Life (FFL) programs.  Activities will occur both on-campus and at various locations throughout Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Kenosha, Fond du Lac, and Madison, Wisconsin.

For more information:

International Scholars in EMS and Disaster Medicine flyer
International Scholars in EMS and Disaster Medicine intensive training program

 International Fellowship

The Section of EMS and Disaster Medicine and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Office of Global Health have aligned goals of training the next generation of health leaders to address inequities of care, specifically through access to quality Emergency Medical Services and all its components. We collaborate with partners from around the globe and engage physician leadership to develop or refine EMS oversight skills. Through mutual partnership and respect, our goal is to provide sustainable tools to EMS leaders from around the world. We have a long history of collaboration with physicians from Poland, China, Belize, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Our International EMS Scholars program is intended to provide collaboration and mentoring for international physicians working to develop EMS infrastructure within their host countries.

The International Fellowship program is designed to be a 12+ month educational experience.

The International EMS Fellowship has similar goals and objective of our traditional EMS fellowship but is not ACGME accredited. A certificate of fellowship completion is awarded.

For more information:
International EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellowship or Scholars program flyer

Detailed description of the International Fellowship program

 

For additional information, please contact:
M. Riccardo Colella, DO, MPH, FACEP
Associate Professor
Chief, Section of EMS and Disaster Medicine
Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
The Institute for Health and Society
Medical College of Wisconsin

9200 West Watertown Plank Road, Pavilion 1P
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-9923
(414) 805-6464 (fax)
colella@mcw.edu

 EMS Fellowship and Scholar Salary & Benefits

Residents in ACGME training programs are employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH).  Please visit their Web site for additional information:

Overview
Opportunities
MCWAH Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment
Stipends and Educational Allowance
Hospital Affiliates
Contact MCWAH


Stipends

The Board of Directors of MCWAH establishes stipends for housestaff. The stipend levels for the academic year beginning July 1, 2015 are:

PG1 - $57,380
PG2 - $58,400
PG3 - $59,240
PG4 - $60,440
PG5 - $63,500
PG6 - $65,540
PG7 - $67,580
PG8 - $68,800

Departmental Benefits

The Department of Emergency Medicine provides the following benefits to residents:

  • Courses
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • EM2 residents attend the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Conference
  • EM3 residents attend the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) Conference
  • Annual resident retreats
  • Per resident allocated allowance at the beginning of the program.
  • Book and Travel Allowances
    • EM1:  $700 book fund
    • EM2:  $200 book fund, $1,500 travel fund
    • EM3:  $200 book fund, $1,500 travel fund
  • Provided membership
  • Lab coats and Scrubs
 Undergraduate and Graduate Education

Medical students can become involved in the Section of EMS and Disaster Medicine by participating in research projects and experiencing a ride along with local EMS agencies. Residents and fellows actively interact with paramedics by joining the crews on scene calls, giving lectures, and providing online medical control. During the second year, residents begin providing online medical control to Milwaukee County EMS, which continues during the third year. Second year residents may also apply for a two year longitudinal experience with Flight For Life, a helicopter air ambulance transport service in southern Wisconsin. This experience allows residents to replace two ED shifts per month with shifts on the helicopter crew. Residents selected for this experience also work on a scholarly project, participate in QI projects, provide lectures to flight crews, and have a selection of journal articles to review. Additionally, residents may do a one month elective during their third year on Flight For Life.

During their third year, residents have a required one month rotation combined with ultrasonography. During this month, residents spend extensive time riding with paramedic crews throughout the Milwaukee County EMS system. This allows them to actively participate in direct patient care and act as an on scene resource with the goal of providing on scene medical direction. They also participate in grand round lectures with the EMS fellow. Residents attend QI/QA meetings for both Milwaukee County EMS and Flight For Life. An EMS project, whether research or QA, is completed during the rotation.

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