EMS Fellowship

Overview

 
The Ohio State University Department of Emergency Medicine and The Center for EMS sponsor a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services. The purpose of the EMS Fellowship Program is to prepare emergency physicians to be leaders in prehospital care. Fellows gain excellent clinical experience in the prehospital setting by providing medical oversight and on-scene direction with the Columbus Division of Fire, one of the largest metropolitan EMS agencies in the country responding to 120,000 incidents per year. They also work directly with MedFlight of Ohio, the largest aeromedical provider in the state and winner of the 2014 Program of the Year awarded by the Association of Air Medical Services. These experiences are supplemented by working with suburban fire departments forming a well-rounded, urban and rural, EMS experience with ground, critical care and aeromedical transport.
 
Fellows have the opportunity to impact EMS culture and education though OSU’s direct collaboration with the National Registry of EMTs, the national certifying organization for the US with over 300,000 certified providers. Through this collaboration, they gain understanding of the power of large database analysis, research methodology, scientific writing and reporting.
 
This overall fellowship experience, combining a strong prehospital clinical background and abundant research opportunities, uniquely positions OSU to provide one of the best Emergency Medical Services fellowships in the world.
 

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Curriculum

 
The Department of Emergency Medicine Fellowship in EMS is ACGME accredited and satisfies the program requirements as described by the ACGME.
 
The program is a 12-month experience housed in the Center for EMS at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in conjunction with the Columbus, Division of Fire and MedFlight of Ohio. EMS fellows are responsible for direct patient care along with supervision and education of EMS providers. The EMS fellows spend a majority of their week at Columbus, Division of Fire and at MedFlight of Ohio where he/she is involved in EMS processes for these prehospital agencies. The fellow will directly assist in coordinating quality improvement activities through a dynamic CQI program. The fellow will improve the provision of patient care through protocol modification and education/training. Included in these activities are experiences with tactical medicine, disaster planning and management, dispatch management, and mass gathering and event medicine.
 
EMS Fellows also gain experience with various models of EMS services. Fellows rotate through EMS agencies in the region including third party county funded EMS services, fire-based, all volunteer, hospital based, critical care ground and air transport, blended career and volunteer and neonatal transport services.
 
Fellows will also participate in local, regional, state committees that have direct impact on EMS policies and procedures including the Central Ohio Trauma Systems, Regional Hospital Emergency Preparedness Committee, Columbus Fire Department committees on Protocol, Equipment, Education and EMS Delivery, and the Ohio ACEP EMS committee. Nationally, fellows will be involved in the National ACEP EMS committee, NAEMSP and Eagles Consortium.
 
These prehospital experiences allow our fellows to have a well-rounded, urban and rural, EMS experience with ground, critical care and aeromedical transport. Fellows complete their training with significant first-hand experience with EMS operations and management in preparation to be a leader in EMS.
 
As part of the global experience, fellows also are involved in scholarly work in the clinical setting or focused on EMS education. Columbus, Division of Fire, with their 120,000 runs per year, has a large database which allows for evaluation of many prehospital questions through the use of a robust EMR.
 
Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to conduct research with the National Registry of EMT (NREMT), the national certifying organization for the US with over 300,000 certified providers. The NREMT has an extensive testing database and large longitudinal census dataset on prehospital providers. Through this unique experience, fellows have the opportunity to gain experience in database management, research methodology and scientific writing and reporting.
 

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People

 

Program Leadership

Ashish  Panchal, MD, PhD
Ashish Panchal, MD, PhD
Fellowship Director
David  Keseg, MD
David Keseg, MD
Columbus Fire Medical Director
Howard  Werman, MD
Howard Werman, MD
MedFlight Medical Director
 

EMS Faculty

Leo  Boggs, MD
Leo Boggs, MD
EMS Core Faculty
Michael  Dick, MD
Michael Dick, MD
EMS Core Faculty
Ann  Dietrich, MD
Ann Dietrich, MD
Pediatric EMS Core Faculty
Craig B Key, MD
Craig B Key, MD
EMS Core Faculty
 
William  Krebs, DO
William Krebs, DO
EMS Core Faculty
Ashley D Larrimore, MD
Ashley D Larrimore, MD
EMS Core Faculty
Douglas  Rund, MD
Douglas Rund, MD
EMS Core Faculty
Thomas E Terndrup, MD
Thomas E Terndrup, MD
EMS Core Faculty
 

EMS Staff

Jennifer  Nelson,
Jennifer Nelson,
Fellowship Coordinator
Geoff  Finnegan,
Geoff Finnegan,
Research Coordinator
Lindsay  Gerrano,
Lindsay Gerrano,
Administrative Associate
 

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Applicants

 
Emergency Medical Services is recognized by the American Board of Medical Subspecialties (ABMS), whose sponsoring board is Emergency Medicine. An Ohio medical license will be required before starting the fellowship.
 
To start the application process, you must be a graduate from an emergency medicine residency program. Please send the following documents: current CV with reference list, a statement describing your reason for pursuing an EMS fellowship training (Personal Statement), USMLE or COMLEX Scores (official report) and 3 letters of recommendation preferably from Emergency Medicine faculty, with one letter of recommendation from your current Program Director.
 

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Conctact

 
Ashish Panchal, MD, PhD
Fellowship Director

David Keseg, MD
Columbus Fire Medical Director

Howard Werman, MD
MedFlight Medical Director

Jennifer Nelson
Fellowship Coordinator
Center for Emergency Medical Services
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
766 Prior Hall
376 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 293-5102
Fax: 614-293-3124
 

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Links

 
 
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