Program Details

What to expect

Length of Fellowship: 12 months

Number of Positions: 3

Salary: PGY-4 OR PGY-5 as approved click here + benefits/shared use of fellowship field response vehicle

Masters Degree: Optional, with prior arrangement with program director.

We participate in the NRMP Match.  NRMP fellowship match deadlines are available here.

ACGME Continued Accreditation effective 1/2021

Medical Oversight Spectrum:

Fellows currently share two fellowship field response vehicles to allow field response.  Anticipated field time expectations are described in policy

  • Ground Ambulance
  • Air Ambulance
  • Critical Care Transport
  • Tactical Emergency Medical Support
  • Urban Search and Rescue
  • Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP)
  • Mass Gathering/Event Medicine
  • Legislative/Political Experiences and Advocacy

Jul-OctNov-DecJan-MarApr-JunAnnual Hours
Primary agency
2 days/
week
2+ days/
week
2+ days/
week
2+ days/
week
700-800 hours
Secondary agency
3-4 days/
month
2 days/
month
3 days/
month
3 days/
month
350 hours
Additional agency experience – rural or other as designed by PD1-2 days/
month
1-2 days/
month
2 days/
month
2 days/
month
200 hours
Air Medical2 shifts/
month
2 shifts/
month
60 hours
Specials:
Tactical (min 2 per year)
HazMat (min 1 per year)
USAR (min 1 per year)
1 day/
month
1-2 days/
month
60-80 hours
14 days/
month
15 days/
month
15 days/
month
15 days/
month
1300-1500 hours

Curriculum includes:

  • Required
    • EMD certification
    • EVOC certification
  • Optional based on fellow interest
    • EMT-T certification
    • Firefighter certification
    • Paramedic certification

Clinical Shifts:

12 hours per week in a busy urban Level I trauma center or a community ED
Moonlighting opportunities available, requires approval.

Fellowship Time Allocation and Travel:

Approximate weekly hours commitment is described in policy and as noted below.  There is some travel for various courses and commitments as well.  Anticipated weekly average MINIMUM obligations should be expected to be 60+ hours and look somewhat like this.

Hours/WeekActivity
12Clinical ED shift
16+Field time
3Fellowship conference
4-8Education (this is you prepping or teaching class, expect 6-8 hrs/prep for each hour of presentation if you do a good job)
4-8Scholarly activity / research: i.e., blogs, podcast prep, article writing / review, IRB work, data processing, meetings with faculty
4-8Reading:  textbook, journals – pertinent to EMS core content, current literature
4Meetings: preparation for or attendance of agency / EMS meetings, such as SAC, East Region EMS, agency medical director or QI meetings, provider discipline, sentinel event, TCD meetings, faculty meetings
56-64 hrTotal

Specific activities and potential external activities are targeted as follows and may include out of town travel as per fellowship policy.

Focus AreaActivityDaysRequiredAlternateOption with prior approval
CoreEmergency Medical Dispatch3X  
 Emergency Vehicle Operations2X  
 ICS 300 / 4004X  
 HazMat Awareness (online)1XCDP-CBRNE 
 Basic Firefighter2XFirefighter I 
 NAEMSP Medical Director’s Course4X  
 NREMT Item Writing2X  
 Air Medical8 shiftsX Extra days
AdvocacyMOCEP Advocacy Day1choose at least one  
 MSMA Advocacy Day1  
 EMS on the Hill and NAEMSP Legislative Academy (based on funding availability)2  
SpecialsFirefighter I  Basic FirefighterX
 National Fire Academy / Center for Domestic Preparedness courses   X
 USAR training (Google calendar)1 dateX Extra days
Mass GatheringHawaii IronMan4X  
 Cardinals / Blues games4-6X  
 State Fair, Races, Concerts   X
TacticalCONTOMS Medical Director1XCONTOMS 
 CONTOMS6 CONTOMS Med DirectorX
 SWAT School (Google calendar)4  X
 Tactical training (Google calendar)2 datesX Extra days
EducationNREMT Fellow Conference   X
 COAEMSP Site visitor training / board meeting   X
 NAEMSP meeting   X
NAEMSP Education Subcommittee
Missouri State Advisory Council Education Subcommittee
Initial Education of EMT’s/Paramedics