EM PA Global Health Fellowship

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Program Description and Purpose

The PA Fellowship in Global Health is designed for the Emergency Medicine PA Fellow who wishes to explore a career that involves a focus on global health and designed to focus the PA fellow’s extracurricular work portfolio to include a significant amount of content in Global Health and International Emergency Medicine. The core curriculum is patterned after our nationally accredited EM Physician Residency Program and our Global Health Physician Residency Program.  The Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Fellowship at SIUH will enhance the medical knowledge and clinical skills of PAs in the field of Emergency Medicine through various focused educational activities.  EM PA fellows will receive 5 hours of didactic conferences each week, specialty procedure labs, emergency ultrasound training, emergency medicine research opportunities as well as ACLS, ATLS, and PALS certification.  Non-clinical activities specifically related to global health include, but not limited to: fellowship planning meetings, and participation in monthly global health journal club.  Fellows will have the ability to respond to disasters on short notice while in fellowship.  In addition, content of the work portfolio of a fellow who graduates with a Certificate in Global Health should be demonstrative of education and/or experience in international medicine, public health, and/or grant seeking.  Participating PA fellows will join our EM physician residents and will receive not only the highest educational standards but will receive the communication and team work skills to be motivated and knowledgeable EM PAs.

Scope of Topics Relevant to Global Health Certificate:

International medical practice
- Humanitarian assistance – short- and long-term
- Medical missions
- Policy
- Systems development
- Education
- “Medical colonialism” and “medical tourism”

International Emergency Medicine
- Development of EM as a specialty
- Prehospital systems development
- Emergency systems development

Public health
- Patient education
- Community engagement
- Disease/Injury prevention
- Disaster preparedness and response

Fundraising
- Funding sources
- How to use Foundation Center Online and in NYC
- Resources for grant seeking
- Budget writing
- Grant writing

International Project Development
- Creating/developing an idea
- Needs assessment
- Identifying stakeholders
- Identifying funding source
- Project planning
- Proposal writing

Admissions Criteria
The Emergency Medicine Global Health PA Fellowship is a 2-year postgraduate program.   

Eligible applicants must have:

•    Graduated from a PA Program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) prior to matriculation into the program
•    A Baccalaureate degree or higher
•    National Certification by the NCCPA (new graduates may receive acceptance into the program, pending successful completion of the PANCE)
•    Official transcripts from Colleges/Universities and the PA Program
•    Current Curriculum Vitae
•    New York State Licensure or eligibility
•    Three professional letters of recommendation (for new graduates, one of these letters must be from your PA Program Director, mailed directly to the Admissions Committee in a sealed envelope)
•    Official copy of NCCPA scores– sent directly from NCCPA
•    Personal essay
•    Personal interview  

Credentials Awarded
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded from SIUH Department of Emergency Medicine. 

Benefits

•    Post graduate training salary $91,000
•    Employee benefits include long & short-term disability plan
•    Life Insurance
•    Medical Insurance  
•    Dental Insurance
•    403b
•    Uniforms/access to online medical literature
•    Paid vacation

Timeline
The program begins in September of each year; applications are accepted in the preceding January.
Fellows will complete 6-months of Global health fieldwork over the 2 year period.
 

EM PA Global Health Medical Director:
Eric Cioe-Pena, MD MPH
Email:
ecioe@northwell.edu
Phone: 718-226-1067

EM PA Global Health Fellowship Director:
Lara West, PA-C
Email:
lwest@northwell.edu