Dr. Dave Hostler and lab manager Lindsay, of the UB Emergency Responder Human Performance Lab, discuss medical concerns specific to firefighting.
2016-17 EMS Fellows, Drs. Jennifer Gibson Chambers & Michael O'Brien (center) provided medical support to Tough Mudder 2016.
Dr. Sandra Haroun moves as part of a rescue task force to reach victims of a simulated active shooter event.
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, with a robust local EMS program, offers a one-year fellowship in EMS Medicine.
Our training program was among the first to become ACGME-accredited and qualifies graduates to sit for the subspecialty examination in EMS Medicine offered by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
The Jacobs School hosts an Emergency Medicine residency program with a very active EMS division. Buffalo, NY is the center of a large regional EMS system for the surrounding Western region of New York State. Our area is serviced by a wide variety of EMS systems and experiences such as municipal, private, police and volunteer EMS agencies. We provide medical direction at all levels of EMS serving this area, providing a complete EMS experience in order to gain proficiency needed for an EMS physician.
Clinical appointment as an attending physician and Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine through the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Work environment is a large, tertiary care, ACS Level I Trauma Center with large ambulance/helicopter delivery and on-line medical direction. Competitive salary and benefits. Limited moonlighting opportunities are available.
The fellowship was accredited by the ACGME effective October 2012. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the EMS Board Exam through the training pathway.
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) is the primary site of the EMS Fellowship and a main site for the Emergency Medicine Residency. ECMC is the regional adult trauma and burn center for the 8 counties of Western NY. It has robust medical and surgical specialty coverage. The Emergency Department has 35 beds, with over 60,000 patient visits per year. There is a Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program staffed 24/7 by the Department of Psychiatry. ECMC is the home of the Office of Prehospital Care. It provides base station and destination medical command to the EMS agencies of Western NY.
The EMS fellow is assigned one of our four ALS-equipped emergency response vehicles for providing on-scene medical direction, EMS augmentation and direct medical support.
At least 3 hours of didactics are scheduled each week, typically on Tuesday morning. The Grand Rounds Program has been approved by the University at Buffalo for CME credit. Didactics include: joint grand rounds with the UB emergency medicine residency, joint grand rounds with other EMS fellowships via tele-conference, case conferences, journal clubs, reading groups and traditional lectures.
The fellow will complete ICS course work up to the ICS-400 level and attend the NAEMSP Medical Director’s Course and Practicum. Additional external courses can be integrated into the curriculum based on the fellow’s areas of interest.
Candidates must have completed (or be in the process of completing) an ACGME accredited Emergency Medicine Residency. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record (required for response vehicle). Prior experience in prehospital care and/or research is encouraged, but not required.
The fellow will receive salary and benefits at the PGY4 level through University Medical Resident Services, P.C. This includes 4 weeks of vacation.
The fellowship salary and benefit package does not include emergency department attending shifts. Fellows are offered a generous moonlight package separately as an emergency medicine attending based on 48 hours of clinical coverage per month.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
Potential candidates are asked to submit a C.V., or direct any questions to: