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About the Program

EMS certification

The University of Iowa Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program that trains one fellow per year in a multi-disciplinary format with interaction with a variety of agencies. During the fellowship year, the trainee will have dedicated clinical field time to include air and ground medical transport, SWAT medical support, didactic education, reading program, research education and dedicated research time, quality improvement activities as well as participation in event medicine. The fellowship provides support to attend the NAEMSP Medical Director's Course and national conference, the Emergency Medical Services Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight textbook and appropriate duty attire. The fellow will attend an Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC) and an Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) course.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to innovate the practice of pre-hospital medicine by providing cutting-edge clinical care, educating the next generation of EMS physicians and discovering new ways to advance our science.

Our vision is to produce EMS physician leaders who will make a difference in the lives of the sick and injured.

In addition to the expertise provided by the participating agencies, the fellow has access to a wide array of medical experts within the Department of Emergency Medicine to include faculty trained in medical toxicology, disaster medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, education and simulation, global medicine, critical care medicine, ultrasound, palliative care, and sports medicine.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics offers a competitive house staff salary and benefits package. The EMS Fellow will also have the opportunity to practice Emergency Medicine as an attending physician and will be compensated at an attending physician’s rate for their emergency department work.

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