The Department of Emergency Medicine at UAB offers a one-year ACGME-approved fellowship training program in EMS. The training program is 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.

UAB University Hospital is the regional referral center for head and spinal cord trauma, burns, stroke, cardiac, neonatal, and psychiatric disorders, serving a combined volume of more than 120,000 patient visits per year with a wide variety of medical and surgical illness. There are more than 40 medical/surgical beds and a large, ultramodern trauma/burn/medical resuscitation unit within our expansive 40,000 square-foot emergency department.

The Department of Emergency Medicine is centered on a three-year academic emergency medicine residency with 12 residents per year, as well as fellowships in research, ultrasound, health informatics, international emergency medicine and critical care.

The UAB 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, we provide education, medical direction, and quality improvement/assurance to a nine-county region in Alabama.

Objectives of the Fellowship:

  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.

For more information or to apply, contact:

Adam Robinett, MD Program Director
EMS Fellowship
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Kirsten Rushing, Program Coordinator
EMS Fellowship