Geisinger Health System, a long-recognized leader in emergency medicine education, offers a two-year Emergency Medical Service Fellowship combined with a Masters of Public Health from Johns-Hopkins University.
The need for physician specialty training in EMS has long been recognized by emergency medicine professional organizations, and the Institute of Health included a recommendation for such training in its June 2006 report: Emergency Medical Services At the Crossroads.
Geisinger Health System is uniquely positioned to offer a breadth and depth of EMS experiences, creating an educational experience that will meet any future needs of the EMS physician. Our broad service area, covering 32 Pennsylvania counties and approximately 2,000,000 people, provides experience that cannot be easily reproduced. The coverage area includes rural, suburban and urban communities. The county populations in the Geisinger service area range from more than 300,000 people to just 6,000 people.
To serve such a broad demographic, Geisinger has multiple resources. Geisinger Life Flight is a true hospital-based air medical provider model, with a fleet of six aircraft stationed at five base sites. Geisinger provides medical direction and oversight for 28 EMS agencies and 23 police AED programs. Geisinger also offers a special operations medical support team, as well as providing event/mass gathering EMS though Geisinger-owned agencies.
Inside you will discover more about our program and curriculum and meet the people that make the Geisinger EMS Fellowship a great choice for EMS physician education.