Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management Fellowship

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Program Highlights:

  • Program type: One or two year program.  The two year program includes a masters degree (MPH, MA or MS)
  • Year Started: 2009

The Disaster Medicine & Emergency Management Fellowship offered through UMass Medical School in conjunction with UMass Memorial Medical Center, accepts up to three fellows per year and is available in one and two year options.  The program designed to train future leaders in disaster medicine and emergency management.

UMass Memorial Medical Center has a robust and active Emergency Management program with several ongoing initiatives: Emergency Management Committee and Subcommittees; Joint Commission related activities; Community / Regional participation through the Worcester Metropolitan Medical Response System [MMRS] Program; home base for MA-2 Disaster Medical Assistance Team [DMAT]; Grant/Funding opportunities at state and federal level.

Fellows completing the one year program are expected to complete a FEMA Professional Development Series certification program.  Fellows completing the two year program are expected to complete a master’s degree of their choice (MPH, MA, MS) during their two year Fellowship. The master’s degree will allow the fellow to further enhance their knowledge base as well as provide them with additional credentials. Each fellow will participate in a research project exploring some aspect of disaster medicine, emergency management and/or public health.

UMass Memorial supports the MA2 DMAT team, a volunteer group with both medical and non-medical experience and training. This team is prepared to respond to disasters locally and nationally and has previous deployment experience in both settings. Finally, UMass Memorial sponsors a Tactical EMS team and the opportunity exists, for well qualified individuals, to apply to the team as a medical provider.

For a current schedule of our lecture series click here: Lectures

For more information please visit: 

Disaster Site: http://umassdisastermedicinefellowship.com
Department Site - www.umassmed.edu/emed
Fellowship Site - www.UMassEMFellowships.com

Requirements: Applicants will be accepted from board-eligible/certified graduates of ACGME-accredited EM Residencies.

For further information, including application materials, contact:

Martha G. Wright, MBA

Manager, Emergency Medicine Residency and Fellowships 
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department of Emergency Medicine
55 Lake Avenue North, LA-166
Worcester, MA 01655
Tel: (508) 421-1417
Fax: (508) 334-7411
Email: martha.wright@umassmed.edu