Loma Linda University


Loma Linda University

The Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Loma Linda University provides training for physicians interested in serving the global community.  The fellowship offers a 1- or 2- year track (MPH available for the 2-year track through the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

We work closely with the Loma Linda University Global Health Institute to provide Emergency Medicine development and education to their various strategic interest sites.  We have also worked with other organizations providing support for the growth and development of Emergency Medicine.  Our most recent service areas have been in Mozambique with Pledge Health, Uganda with SEED Global, Puerto Rico, Malawi, Rwanda, Nepal, and Haiti.

Our prior fellows have been involved with emergency medicine development in Rwanda, Nepal, Haiti, the Phillipines, New Zealand, and Uganda.  Future projects are flexible, but we aim to promote educational systems development primarily through emergency medicine training program growth and support.  We also offer cross-dvision collaboration with our Ultrasound and Education fellowships.

Our institution and department have a strong commitment to global health and we have several faculty trained in global health. Use the program link learn more about our department and our faculty.

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Fellowship Experience

The fellowship in Global Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University is primarily aimed at developing global health fellows that are capable of sustainable emergency medicine growth abroad, as well as academically accomplished domestic EM physicians.  

We offer 3 months per academic year of protected time for our fellows to devote to a project of their choosing, or sto help support one of our currently ongoing relationships.  We aim to involve fellows with projects that they will hopefully continue working with beyond the end of fellowship, and that will lead to lifelong and fulfilling experiences for our fellows and partner organizations.  Additionally, we aim to develop faculty that can continue to contribute to the domestic growth and development of our residents at LLU, with an attention to developing the clinical teaching skills necessary for a lengthy and fruitful academic career in emergency medicine.

Our fellows work domestically in our Tertiary care stroke, STEMI, and Level 1 trauma center, as well as independently in our sister community site in Murrieta and our Advanced Urgent Care.  Shift requirements domestically average 8 shifts per month excluding travel time, each 8 hours in length.  These shifts will be a combination of resident supervisory shifts, independent shifts in our primary emergency department, and independent shifts in our advanced urgent care.  Primary resident shifts have included scribe and voice dictation software using EPIC EMR.  

In addition to a competitive salary in a lower (relative) cost of living area within Southern California, we also provide financial support to attend annual conferences at SAEM as well as CUGH, to ensure fellows are ongoing contributors to the national global health experience.  In addition to this, fellows are also provided with a generous amount of vacation days and CME days to use to further their lives outside of projects and the hospital.

Fellowship Curriculum

Our fellowship is designed to allow the fellow to develop and strengthen their skill set to serve as a Global EM leader.  Upon acceptance, the fellow works closely with the fellowship director to integrate the curriculum with their chosen focus and global service project goals.  We prefer to emphasize educational project developments, as that is where our greatest experiences collectively lie, as well as our ongoing relationships with partner projects, but are happy to help our fellow develop the focus they desire.

Fellows are required to complete the following online coursework:
  • Cultural Humility and Global Ethics
  • Minnesota Tropical Medicine Course

2 year fellows will be expected to graduate from an MPH program with their degree prior to granting their certificate of completion, which usually involves a capstone or research project for the MPH degree itself.  Course work is primarily online to provide flexibility while traveling and working abroad.

Fellows will also have the option of involving themselves with out 3 annual resident run global health electives, but will not serve as the primary area of focus during their fellowship time.
It should be noted that our priority to our fellows is to allow sufficient time in the first quarter of their fellowship to pass Written Boards. As such, the majority of your travel will likely be in the 2nd half of the year.
Fellows will be expected to have completed onboarding in anticipation of a July 1 or 15 start date (medical licensing and hospital approval pending). 


Project Name & Description Details
In a new collaboration with Ghana Adventist Health Services (GAHS), LLUH Global EM looks to provide capacity building to improve the delivery of emergency medical care and decrease patient morbidity and mortality at the various GAHS facilities around the country
In an ongoing partnership with PLeDGE Health, the LLU Global EM program, supports the capacity building projects for EM development in Mozambique. In addition to clinical support and teaching for the EM Residency, current projects will focus on aspects of interdisciplinary team building and quality improvement in the delivery of EM care.
Scheer Memorial Hospital
Advanced emergency care education and training for clinical and non-clinical staff, including BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, as well as ultrasound training and education for faculty.


Shelly Nelson
Shelley Nelson
Program Coordinator

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Jon Roper, MD, MPH, FACEP
Fellowship Director Global Health Fellowship

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Other Documents - Program Specific Requirements

The 1 year fellowship is open ONLY to applicants that have already finished an advanced degree in public health or tropical medicine.

Additional Application / Interview Information

We will be interviewing fellowship applicants on the following dates: September 27, October 4, October 11, and October 18. Interviews during ACEP-TBD. Interested applicants should submit the following documents: Statement of interest, CV, and 2 Letters of recommendations. An in-person or a virtual interview will be arranged once the program has received and reviewed the aforementioned documents above.
Application Criteria

We accept applicants who have completed an ACGME approved residency in Emergency Medicine, either 3 or 4 year programs. Fellows are hired through the Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group and serve as clinical instructors until passing boards, at which point they are promoted to Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Department.

Application Process
All applications must be submitted by the application deadline through the SAEM Application Portal button below. Please note, you must also register for the NRMP Match. For questions regarding the application portal, contact helpdesk@saem.org.

Important Dates

Applications may only be submitted via the NRMP Match Portal, in accordance with GEMFC and SAEM specified dates
Application Deadline
Interview Date
Interviews will be offered on a flexible basis, in-person or virtually, throughout October and at ACEP


Graduates of ACGME accredited 3 or 4-year emergency medicine residency.  International applicants may be considered, but must have graduated from an emergency medicine training program.  Graduates from other medical fields will unfortunately not be considered for acceptance.

1-year fellow applicants- must have an advanced degree in public health, education, administration, or tropical medicine to apply.