About Our EMS Fellowship

Emergency Medical Services is a medical subspecialty that involves prehospital emergency patient care. EMS medicine includes initial patient stabilization, treatment, and transport in specially equipped ambulances, helicopters or other vehicles to hospitals, as well as specialized care delivery such as mobile integrated health, tactical EMS, mass gathering & event medicine, search & rescue/technical rescue.

The purpose of EMS subspecialty training is to provide education and specific qualifications for EMS practice. Fellowship training will enable physicians to proficiently conduct all aspects of EMS operations, system medical direction and to serve as physician leaders in disaster mitigation, planning, response and recovery. This includes treatment of clinical problems, management of the EMS system as a public health resource, education of the public, supervision, training and education of EMS personnel delivering medical care, and provision of medical leadership.

As recommended by a 2006 Institute of Medicine report, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) became the sixth subspecialty available to American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) diplomats. The Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC EMS fellowship will train the next generation of EMS physician by leveraging the expertise and resources of our world-class faculty.