Education

Fellowships --  We offer several fellowship options:

ACGME-approved 1 year EMS Fellowship  (EMS Brochure)

2-year combined ACGME EMS Fellowship and Disaster Fellowship (with an MPH through Brown optional)

1 year EMS Fellowship through the Brown Academies in EMS (typically for international applicants)

Dr. Heather Rybasack-Smith at FDNY Medical Special Ops Conference

 

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                          Resident Education

Brown EM residents enjoy two EMS rotation experiences and a number of other EMS options.  

PGY1 residents orient to Rhode Island EMS during their first month of residency with a one-week introductory schedule that includes tours of Rhode Island's 911 Center, the Providence Emergency Management Agency, and USCG Station Castle Hill in Newport, RI.  Didactic and practical sessions provide training in medical control of EMS providers.  Ambulance ride-along experiences with a number of 911 EMS agencies and the LifePACT critical care transport service provide field and EMS communications experience.  ICS and HAZMAT awareness training, including hospital-level decon experience, round out the week.

PGY3 residents rotate in EMS for two weeks, with LifePACT transport physician coverage, tours of the RI Department of Health, 911 EMS agency ride-along, a focused EMS research and teaching project, and discussion sessions scheduled during the rotation.

Starting with the PGY2 year, Brown EM residents are able to provide LifePACT critical care transport physician coverage as a paid-on-call (moonlighting) experience.  During these shifts they are supervised indirectly by EMS faculty and directly care for critically ill or injured patients during transport. 

EMS Electives are popular during residency, and have included extensive 911 ride-along experience, helicopter EMS ride-along, EMS training, research, wilderness EMS, and international EMS projects.

Students

Students from the Alpert Medical School, PA programs, Paramedic programs, pre-med programs and others participate in EMS activities offered by the Division, including: 

  • Mentoring
  • Research and Independent Study Project supervision
  • Training
  • Rotation experiences
  • Electives

Brown EMS Division and medical students practicing austere medicine at Cuttyhunk Island, MA

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