Emergency Medical Services Fellowship
The University of South Florida Emergency Medicine division is currently accepting applications for an EMS Fellowship position beginning July 2015. The fellowship can be offered as a 1 year non MPH track or 2 year MPH track.
The EMS fellow would work under a single medical director of Tampa fire rescue as well as Tampa General's Aeromed HEMS program. Tampa Fire Rescue answers over 65,000 calls for assistance annually and employs over 400 paramedics. TFR also maintains tactical medical response team, Hazmat team, and Urban Search and Rescue teams, as well as an international airport service. Aeromed consists of a four helicopter fleet aeromedical service that covers a 23 county area. Calls are equally distributed between scene work and interfacility transport.
The Tampa Bay area also offers multiple opportunities to work in the areas of disaster preparedness/response, and mass gathering events. There is a county wide annual mass casualty drill, as well as frequent City of Tampa events requiring event planning for large gatherings.
The clinical duties would take place at Tampa General Hospital, the only Level I Trauma Center on the central Gulf coast of Florida. Tampa General is also the burn center and major transplant center. There are currently 3 EMS faculty (Marshall Frank, Rachel Semmons, Catherine Carrubba).
The EMS fellow will have the opportunity to work with medical students, EM residents as well as special forces military medics that train at our program. We currently have a dedicated out of hospital medicine elective rotation for 4th year medical students, as well as a required one month rotation of EM residents. 3rd year medical students rotate through a mandatory one month EM clerkship which includes exposure to EMS, with limited ride along.
The fellow will benefit from a salary package in the top 10% of all EMS fellowships, a generous education stipend, and 24 hours of clinical duties per week. The fellow would also be assigned a clinical teaching appointment with the University of South Florida. Contact us for further information.
Catherine Carrubba MD, FACEP
1 Davis Blvd, Suite 504
Tampa, FL 33606