The Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medical Services Fellowship is in its first year as an accredited ACGME program. This is a 2-year program that combines EMS didactics with that highlight real-world applicable EMS experience and a concurrent online MBA program.
Fellows will take an active role in:
- Delivering patient care in various settings: Life Guard helicopter transport service, urban and rural EMS systems (Fire based, Volunteer based and private 3rd service)
- EMS educational programs both developing initial training programs as well as CME training
- Developing and revising patient treatment protocols using best evidence-based practices
- Design research projects to evaluate present treatment modalities and develop new protocols based on current evidence based medicine
- Participating in department QA/QI and peer review programs
- MCI/Mass gathering medicine
- SWAT/Tactical/Wilderness and Disaster Medicine
- Emergency Medical Dispatching
- Online medical Direction
- EMD training
- Protocol and QA/QI program development
- Grant writing
- State level EMS committees
The EMS faculty has over 35 years of experience in EMS and are active medical directors for very large EMS systems; both urban and rural settings with a base population of 606,558, covering 4,383 square miles. EMS Fellows get an up close as well as a firsthand experience on how to be an effective EMS medical director.