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The mission of the Division is to prepare physicians, nurses, and out-of-hospital emergency care professionals for the challenges they will confront when delivering, researching or planning out-of-hospital emergency medical care in disaster and non-disaster environments and when special operations is required. Areas of expertise for Division members include hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, technical rescue, mass gatherings, fire ground operations, tactical medicine and major incident management. The division also interfaces with all emergency management initiatives within the Einstein Health Network. EM residents have the opportunity to sit in on Emergency Management Committee meetings and actively participate in all exercises and drills.
Division members have lectured at local, state and national EMS conferences. They have completed FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Medical Team Training and have participated in live fire-fighting training. Division members and Fellows also serve as Directors and Assistant Medical Directors for Philadelphia area EMS agencies and are active members of Medical Advisory Committees in four counties. Educational strategies guarantee that all graduating residents have solid knowledge of EMS systems and disaster medicine.
The Einstein EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellowship is designed to provide emergency medicine physicians the opportunity to be educated and trained in the administrative, medical oversight and field aspects of EMS systems. The Fellowship provides a wide range of opportunities including ground and air operations, hazmat training, paramedic didactic and clinical instruction, administrative and research experiences, community resource management, disaster planning and training opportunities, dispatch/communication operations and exposure to all models of EMS agencies (volunteer, career, public service, regional and state). Rural, urban, and suburban educational opportunities are provided. The model complies with ACGME guidelines.
Fellows sit on the Emergency Management Committee along with Division members as the Committee ensures network preparedness. The Committee has been and will continue to be Chaired by a Division member.
Fellows become team members for the Trauma Support Unit – an ALS registered and licensed vehicle. The physician-run ambulance is available to surrounding counties to assist with complex pre-hospital emergencies and mass casualty incidents.
Individuals successfully completing the two-year fellowship obtain sufficient didactic and practical knowledge to work efficiently and competently as a Medical Director of a paramedic base hospital or pre-hospital agency. In addition, they gain graduate level Division-funded education toward a Master of Science degree in Disaster Medicine and Management through Philadelphia University with associated research exposure and opportunities for publication. Fellows function as faculty for the Department of Emergency Medicine and have opportunities for resident and medical student education. The successful applicant to this unique and challenging training program will be highly motivated, and may have a background in EMS. For more information, contact, Associate Fellowship Directors Molly Furin, MD (FurinMol@einstein.edu) or Anne Klimke, MD (KlimkeA@einstein.edu).
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Congratulations to senior students LeighAnn Sulzbach and Sarah Sliwinski for winning Third Place in the annual Philadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists’ 2012 Student Day TechnoBowl competition
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