The Global Emergency Medicine Program at the Weill Cornell Medical College Division of Emergency Medicine is committed to the advancement and professionalization of disaster preparedness, humanitarian response and clinical emergency medicine in low and middle income countries. Over the last 7 years the program has partnered with governmental agencies, academic institutions and internationl NGOs to conduct a large number of train-the-trainer workshops, disaster drills and educational programs in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad in India, in Colombo and Galle in Sri Lanka, and in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Lebanon, Tanzania, Qata, and the UAE.
The Global EM Program conducts both local and international activities on a periodic basis, including an Annual Global Health Emergencies Course since 2011, Emergency Management Exercises (EMEx) since 2008, and Wilderness Medicine Electives since 2005. In addition, the program offers courses to the first year and fourth year medical students at Weill Cornell, supports the monthly Global Health Grand Rounds and conducts a conducts training projects internationally.
The Global EM Program aims to make its training initiatives available to a larger audience both locally and internationally through distance learning initiatives and through the creation of regional interpretations of the GHE Course, the EMEx preparedness drills, and the Wilderness Medicine Trainings.