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International Emergency Medicine and Public Health Fellowship

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The International Emergency Medicine (IEM) Fellowship will challenge emergency physicians to be leaders in global health by combining clinical expertise, practical field experience, public health training, educational activities, and research opportunities in a global context.


The fellowship is a two year program which incorporates the Masters of Public Health degree, clinical emergency department responsibilities, and international field work where the fellow is expected to develop clinical, research and administrative skills.

Unique weekly combined fellowship didactic program with faculty and fellows from both the UMass Pediatric and Family Medicine Global Health Fellowships. The didactic curriculum is structured around a series of core conferences at UMass, and readings from organizations active in global health as well as key journal articles, policy statements and on-line resources.

Opportunity to participate in Relevant Coursework

International Sites and Affiliations:

  • Strong relationship with Global Emergency Care Collaborative, an NGO focused on sustainable emergency medicine human resource development in Uganda
  • Engage in ultrasound research and training in Cambodia through our inter-division collaboration
  • Provide disaster and humanitarian relief with partner NGOs and nonprofits
  • Ability to participate at other UMass sites in Kenya and Liberia, or work closely with a mentor to establish your own international project or research

Recent Fellow Projects

  • Global Emergency Care Collaborative Masaka Referral Hospital. Masaka, Uganda, Emergency Care Practitioner Preceptor
  • Himalayan Health Exchange. Outer Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, India, Team Clinician and Preceptor for Medical Expedition
  • Charutar Arogya Mandal Hospital. Sevaliya, Kheda, India,Developed emergency medicine guidelines and protocols for regional hospital
  • Syrian American Medical Society, Refugee care in Greece

More Information:


  • Competitive salary with opportunity for moon-lighting
  • Full Benefits including health, dental, disability, and malpractice insurance
  • CME and travel funding
  • Seed grants up to $30,000 available for research and travel through the Department of Emergency Medicine and other affiliates

Fellowship Requirements:

  • EM, EM/IM or EM/Pedi Residency Trained (ACGME accredited program)
  • American Board of EM eligible or certified

Relevant Websites:

Please contact:

Payal Modi, MD
Division Director, Global Health and International Emergency Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department of Emergency Medicine
Tel: 508-421-1400
Fax: (508) 334-7411