Fellowship Programs

Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

Program Description

The fellowship is a one-year program that has been ACGME accredited since 2014. EMS fellows work under a single medical director of Tampa fire rescue as well as Tampa General's Aeromed HEMS program. Tampa Fire Rescue (TFR) answers over 65,000 calls for assistance annually and employs over 400 paramedics. TFR also maintains a 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.

Clinical duties take place at Tampa General Hospital, the only Level I Trauma Center on the central Gulf coast of Florida. Tampa General is also a burn center and major transplant center.


  • 8 fellowship trained EMS and Disaster Medicine Physicians
  • Medical Directors of all major EMS Systems in the Tampa Bay Region

3 Large EMS Systems

  • City of Tampa Fire-Rescue: 80,000 calls, 400 EMTs and Medics
  • Pinellas County EMS: 200,000 calls, 1800 EMTs and Medics
  • Hillsborough County Fire-Rescue: 100,000 calls, 900 EMTs and Medics

Multiple Specialty Teams

  • Critical Care Transport (2 Teams)
  • Aeromedical (3 Helicopters)
  • Tactical/SWAT (7 Teams)
  • HazMat (3 Teams)
  • Technical Rescue Team (2 Teams)
  • USAR-Florida Task Force 3
  • ARFF (2 International Airports)
  • Marine Search and Rescue

Great Field Experience

  • Physician Response Vehicle
  • Paid On-Line Medical Control Shifts
  • Helicopter Shifts
  • Professional Sports Coverage
  • Extensive Special Event Coverage
  • USAR Team Deployments

Fellows receive a Clinical Instructor appointment at the University of South Florida and clinical duties take place at Tampa General Hospital (48 hours per month), the only Level I Trauma Center in the region, a burn center, and a major transplant center.  EMS fellows have the opportunity to work with Prehospital Providers at all levels across Tampa Bay including EMTs, Paramedics, US Military Special Forces Medics, and USF medical students and EM residents.

Competitive Salary Package, Generous Education/CME Stipend, Trip Advisor 2016 #1 Best Beach in America!

Program Application Deadline: September 1st. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and CV to:

Rachel Semmons M.D.