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The USC International Emergency Medicine Fellowship will accept it’s first fellow July 1, 2018. This two-year fellowship will be first of its kind, developed to respond to the needs of junior faculty. Via a unique “track” system, fellows will be closely mentored in a subspecialty area within international emergency medicine. Training will be individualized and flexible, and allow the fellow to define their area of interest and reach their goals. Graduating fellows will be truly ready to enter the field as experts: whether as academics, humanitarian practitioners, or public health researchers. All fellows will complete a Masters in Public Health at the University of Southern California.

Tracks Include:

Humanitarian Practitioner

Fellows in this track will be placed with one of several premier international humanitarian NGOs for a bulk of their fellowship. They will work with faculty and mentors to conduct research on best practices in the delivery of humanitarian aid, and attend coursework relevant to their research such as the Humanitarian Response Intensive Course taught by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Health Emergencies in Large Populations Course taught by the International Committee of the Red Cross, and additional courses based on fellow interests.

Emergency Medicine Development

Fellows will focus on a the development of emergency medicine and emergency care systems abroad, with options to focus on education and residency development, use of ultrasound in developing settings, global policy relevant to emergency care, emergency medicine administration/operations in resource limited settings, or research to support emergency systems globally. Fellows will be partnered with an organization or faculty member early in fellowship from a global network early in their experience, and develop an individualized plan that will include mentored projects and coursework.

Public Health Researcher

Fellows in this track will have the opportunity to focus on gaining skills essential to being a public health researcher, with a focus on emergency care systems or care of populations affected by conflict or crises. Fellows will be mentored by an established public health researcher in their area of interest, and develop an individualized program for education, project work, publications, and grant writing.

Clinical Work

Fellows will work clinically at the LAG+USC Medical Center, one of the nation’s busiest county hospitals. Patients served at the LAG+USC Medical Center come from a varied ethnic background, a substantial working class population and a large number of indigent patients. LAG+USC has a high incidence of gang and drug related violence, and a large volume of penetrating and blunt trauma—making this an excellent place to serve an underserved population work alongside some of the nation’s best clinical emergency medicine faculty.

All applicants must be ABEM board eligible.


Parveen Parmar, MD, MPH
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