The Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) fellowship is ACGME-approved training designed to give graduates of emergency medicine residency programs the knowledge and skills to become national leaders in the field of pre-hospital care. The EMS fellowship is dedicated to providing extensive experience in clinical pre-hospital medicine as well as education, program administration, quality improvement, and research. The Office of EMS is a clinical leader in pre-hospital education at the University of Alabama Hospital. Partnering with the Birmingham Regional Emergency Medical Services System (BREMSS), we provide education, medical direction, and quality improvement/assurance to a nine-county region in Alabama.


  1. Develop EMS physicians who are competent, knowledgeable, compassionate and effective clinicians who will improve health by improving the delivery of prehospital medical care in their respective communities.
  2. Develop local, regional, state and national leaders in EMS medicine through mentorship, training, teaching and preparation of fellows to assume leadership roles following graduation.
  3. Develop EMS physicians who are able to generate and translate knowledge to improve healthcare in the community by becoming leaders in scholarly work, including research (clinical, educational, operational and administrative) and dissemination of scholarly work through publications including textbooks, journals, abstracts, poster presentations, state, regional and national presentations.
  4. Develop EMS physicians who are knowledgeable and engage in quality improvement initiatives through prehospital clinical efficiency and systems-based practice to become stewards and leaders in value-based care while promoting EMS as an integral facet of the healthcare system.


The EMS fellowship takes place over the course of one year.


To apply, submit a curriculum vitae (CV), three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement to the Program Director and Program Coordinator by September 30. The program utilizes the National Resident Marching Program (NRMP) for fellowship matching.


Adam Robinett, MD
Program Director

Kirsten Rushing
Program Coordinator