Emergency Department

Program Description

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.