NORTHWELL HEALTH: LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER
The Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at LIJ Medical Center, one of the academic and clinical hubs of the Northwell Health System, is designed to give emergency medicine physicians a better understanding of emergency medicine systems development and global health around the world. Our unique fellowship allows each fellow the flexibility to tailor the fellowship experience based on individual interests. Fellows spend approximately half of their time working as an attending physician at LIJ Medical Center in Queens, New York, one of the core sites for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at North Shore and LIJ at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra / Northwell. Fellows will have the remainder of their time available to pursue a Masters in Public Health degree and work on global health projects. Fellows receive a salary that is among the highest in the country for any global emergency medicine fellowship.
As a leading health care provider, the Emergency Department of Northwell Health is committed to improving global health. We improve patient care and promote physician excellence through education and international collaboration.
Our global emergency medicine programs:
- Enhance the quality of international emergency medical care and contribute to the improved health of the global community
- Raise global public awareness of the scope of emergency medical services
- Enhance and optimize emergency disaster preparedness and response globally
The Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at LIJ Medical Center, one of the academic and clinical hubs of the Northwell Health System, is designed to give emergency medicine physicians a better understanding of emergency medicine systems development and global health around the world. Our unique fellowship allows each fellow the flexibility to tailor the fellowship experience based on individual interests. Fellows spend approximately half of their time working as an attending physician at LIJ Medical Center in Queens, a tertiary care center with an annual patient volume of over 100,000. Fellows will have the remainder of their time available to pursue a Masters in Public Health degree and work on global health projects. Fellows receive a salary that is among the highest in the country for any international emergency medicine fellowship. With 23 hospitals in its network, Northwell Health is the largest health system in New York. LIJ Medical Center is one of the core sites of the emergency medicine residency program at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center affiliated with the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra / Northwell. The program has 25 residents per class and is a 3-year emergency medicine training program. In addition to the clinical experiences you expect of any great training program, our residents and fellows have access to expertise in EMS and disaster management, toxicology, global medicine, sports medicine, pediatrics, simulation medicine and ultrasound as all of these fellowship programs are offered by our department.
Our program has been involved with post-graduate emergency medicine training in India for a number of years. We have been working with a hospital in rural West Bengal, India, training emergency medicine physicians in partnership with local physicians since 2009. Fellows will have the opportunity in this training program as visiting faculty and core faculty for the program.
Our program focuses on emergency care systems development. Global health is a very broad field, and our program gives our fellows the flexibility to tailor their fellowship experience to their interest in global health. Our fellowship can be divided into 3 components: Clinical, Academic and Experiential.
1. Clinical: Fellows work as attending physicians at LIJ Medical Center. In this role, fellows will be responsible for treating emergency department patients and supervising residents and advanced practice practitioners. Our fellows work approximately 20 hours a week clinically. In addition, there is paid vacation time, a CME time allowance, and PTO for holidays worked.
2. Academic: Fellows complete a Masters in Public Health over the course of the 2-year program. Recently, our fellows have found the online MPH program through the University of Massachusetts to be the best fit for the fellowship. All coursework is done online, so schedule conflicts with clinical shifts and global health field work is not an issue. Most students in the program are health professionals with clinical experience, leading to unique discussions that may not be found in more traditional MPH programs. The degree is identical to that offered by taking coursework in person at the University of Massachusetts. Other MPH programs can be considered if fellows are interested. At the end of the MPH, a capstone project is required. Fellows are also required to produce a project that results in a paper of publishable quality. Field work over the course of the fellowship should culminate with this project. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in other global health educational experiences, such as the Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course, and the international emergency medicine fellow conferences held regionally and nationally.
3. Experiential: Fellows will have funding and protected time to participate in global health field work. In addition to participating in our emergency medicine training program in India, fellows are encouraged to work in other sites if they have contacts with other organizations or interests in other geographic areas. Recent fellows have worked on projects in Palestine with USAID, Haiti with Partners in Health, and Iraq with NYC Medics.
The program currently accepts one fellow per year starting in July. Fellow’s salaries are among the most competitive in the country. A full benefits package is offered, including paid vacation, paid CME time, paid holiday time, medical benefits, disability and 403b.
Other Documents - Program Specific Requirements
The successful applicant will have satisfactorily completed emergency medicine residency training at an ACGME accredited program and have demonstrated a strong interest in Global Health. Please note that fellows must be able to get an unrestricted license to practice medicine in New York State as they will be working as attending physicians.
A completed application consists of:
1. Curriculum vitae (CV)
2. Personal statement (1 page) describing your interest in Global Emergency Medicine
3. 3 letters of recommendation, preferably one from program director
Please submit your application through the SAEM Application Portal below and submit required application materials to Dr. John Acerra at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be received by September 25, 2023. Interviews will occur in October 2023. We participate in the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship Consortium and follow the guidelines of the consortium. As such, applicants should register with the NRMP. Please note rank list due dates and match dates posted by NRMP!