Emergency Medicine

Global Health Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Applications are accepted each fall for the Global Health Emergency Medicine Fellowship. (See application process for details.)

Global Health Fellows in Emergency Medicine will extend the duration of their training by 24 months to gain specific Global Health Competencies for Emergency Medicine as well as those provided in the Core Curriculum.

This extended fellowship includes:

  • 1.5 month international partner site visit
  • 9 months Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) course work 
  • 7.5 months mentored clinical and research activities at international site
  • 6 months clinical care as junior faculty at Duke University Hospital's emergency department

Eligible applicants must have completed ACGME requirements for Emergency Medicine and be board eligible prior to participating in the Global Health Residency/Fellowship Pathway. Emergency Medicine residents who have successfully completed PGY2/3 (of a three/four year training program) are eligible to apply. Internal and external candidates are encouraged to apply during the Fall of PGY3/4. In addition to a biweekly journal club, there will be ample opportunity to access special events and lectures throughout the training program.

Fellow Profiles:  

Download the Emergency Medicine GHP flyer. Download the Emergency Medicine Fellowship track schedule.  All tracks are tailored to the specifics requirements and goals of each trainee.

For more information about the Duke Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellowship, visit Duke Division of Emergency Medicine Fellowship Programs and our listing on the IEM Fellowships website, hosted by the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship Consortium.

Global Health Competencies for Emergency Medicine

Health Disparities

  • Goals: Describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for culturally competent care in low resource settings.
  • Objectives: Trainees will maintain a log of instructive patient cases in which social determinants (e.g. education, access to clean water, food, security, housing, early life experiences, gender, etc.) have played a major role in their health and health care access.

Communicable Diseases and Tropical Medicine

  • Goals: Discuss the knowledge and skills necessary to treat a number of high prevalence tropical diseases, including, but not limited to, tuberculosis, malaria, diarrheal diseases, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Objectives: Through direct patient care, trainees will gain an acute appreciation for the impact of communicable and tropical diseases on the lives of people throughout regions of the developing world.

Emergency Care in Resource-Poor Settings

  • Goals: Describe and demonstrate resource-appropriate delivery of emergency care.
  • Objectives: Trainees will provide care to a variety of patients, both pediatric and adult, with a myriad of urgent and emergent complaints, including major trauma, medical, and surgical issues. Trainees will also assess emergency medical system designs in a resource-poor setting.

Public Health

  • Goals: Identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to practice the basic principles of prevention.
  • Objectives: Trainees will receive intensive didactic training in public health through completion of the MSc-GH program. They will demonstrate the practical implementation of this knowledge at the international clinical site.

Management of Emergency Health Systems

  • Goals: Explain the needed knowledge and skill sets to design resource-appropriate emergency care systems.
  • Objectives: Trainees will gain exposure to various emergency care systems in resource-limited settings. These limitations will force trainees to think in innovative ways about culturally-appropriate models for the delivery of emergency care internationally.

For more information about global health and emergency medicine, visit the Duke Emergency Medicine Fellowship program's website.