Why Us?

Now is an exciting time to pursue an EMS career, given the recent recognition of EMS by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a unique subspecialty. Our EMS fellows receive mentorship, didactics, and hands-on experience that covers the breadth of clinical, operational, and administrative core content of the specialty of EMS. Our program has graduated four fellows, all of whom now serve in EMS, public service, and academic leadership roles. We prepare the trainee to pass the EMS Board Exam and to assume a leadership role in EMS. We offer diverse experiences to provide the practical knowledge to be successful in all areas of prehospital medicine and disaster preparedness.

Resources include the City of Detroit, Detroit East Medical Control Authority, State of Michigan EMS Committees, Wayne County Sheriff, Michigan College of Emergency Physicians and all WSO SOM EM departmental resources. This is a dynamic time in Detroit - the city is transforming. EMS has grown substantially. There are dozens of new units, fire first responders for the first time in history, and the city has adopted state of the art call-taking and Emergency Medical Dispatch. With this is a very effective EMS medical record and data system to support research projects.