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 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 Scholars program is intended for highly focused project development assistance as well as brief observations of our EMS system of less than one year tenure.

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 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

 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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