ACGME Fellow

Dr. Heather Rybasack-Smith, EMS FellowDr. Heather Rybasack-Smith, EMS Fellow

Dr. Rybasack-Smith completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Rhode Island Hospital.  She earned her MPH in International Health from Boston University in 2009.   Heather is our first EMS fellow since our program became ACGME accrediation in 2014.




Dr. Erin Ciummo: Brown EMS Fellow 2018-2019Dr. Erin Ciummo: Brown EMS Fellow 2018-2019Dr. Erin Ciummo completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY, where she served as Chief Resident during her final year.  Dr. Ciummo earned her medical degree at St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies.  





To apply, please email the following to [email protected]:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Medical School transcripts
  • Picture


The Division of EMS offers several Fellowship experiences:

  • A 1-year ACGME-approved EMS Fellowship
    • Rhode Island offers an ideal setting for an EMS Fellowship.  With a rich variety of EMS agencies all easily accessible and access to a centralized statewide system regulated by the Department of Health Center for EMS, Fellows learn the breadth of EMS, from volunteer Basic EMS through third-service paid Paramedic EMS and Critical Care Transport.  Fellows follow a carefully designed curriculum, covering all of the required topics while allowing time for focused experience.
    • With multiple rotation agreements, the EMS Fellowship offer field experience in many settings relevant to EMS system operation, including:
      • Several 911 response agencies (with a focus on fire-based EMS) and including HAZMAT and SCUBA response training.
      • Private ambulance agencies.
      • Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team / Medical Reserve Corps, including mass event, sporting event, and other major local responses.
      • Providence Emergency Management Agency, providing major incident and disaster coordination for the Providence metro area.
      • Cuttyhunk Volunteer Fire & Rescue, offering an austere island EMS experience.
      • Safer Institute, offering computer-based tracking, logistics, secure identification and other responder support.
      • USCG Station Castle Hill, coordinating and responding to marine incidents and mass events.
      •  TF Green Airport Crash Rescue Team.
      • RI Department of Health Center for EMS for statewide regulation and protocol supervision of the EMS system.
      • Area Helicopter EMS and Tactical EMS response units.
    • Clinical shifts at Rhode Island Hospital and the LifePACT Critical Care Transport service, with options to moonlight at other Brown/UEMF Hospitals and on LifePACT.
    • Attendance at the NASEMSO and NAEMSP annual meetings, including the NAEMSP Medical Director's Course supported.
    • Generous benefit package and salary depending on PGY year.
    • Open to residency-trained emergency physicians qualifed for ABEM/AOBEM board certification or equivalent, full licensure in Rhode Island, UEMF employment, and clinical privleges at Rhode Island Hospital and other Brown/UEMF Hospitals.
  • A combined ACGME EMS and Disaster Fellowship over 2 years, with an option for an MPH (or equivalent graduate program) at Brown.
    • This two-year option combines the above ACGME EMS Fellowship curriculum with our acclaimed Disaster Medicine Fellowship directed by Dr. Selim Suner. 
    • Tuition support for an MPH or equivalent degree at Brown is optional.
  • A variety of emergency fellowships, including EMS and Disaster, through our Brown Academies in Emergency Medicine.
    • Typically sought by international applicants, this option allows flexible training following the relevant Fellowship curriculum culminating in a Fellowship Certificate from Brown Emergency Medicine.