Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to developing emergency
care and improving health outcomes beyond the borders of the United
States. Our faculty, fellows, residents,
and medical students are actively engaged in a spectrum of ethical and
innovative global health activities, spanning the domains of public
health, pre- and in-hospital clinical medicine, advocacy, and prevention
in multiple settings internationally.
in emergency medicine participate in learning the provision of clinical
emergency care in a myriad of international settings, including
sub-Saharan Africa, and Central and South America. Under the guidance of
in-country physicians and mentorship of University of Colorado faculty,
our trainees have the opportunity to care for a variety of local
disease patterns, broadening their depth of knowledge.
education, delivered by our core global health faculty, occurs both
domestically and internationally. Resident education includes journal
clubs, to stay abreast of current international developments, and
mentorship, to both foster engaging and ethical clinical experiences and
provide guidance in developing and participating in sound research
endeavors. In South Africa, for example, University of Colorado medical
students and Emergency Medicine residents have been working side-by-side
with emergency care providers since 2002. In Peru, residents have had
opportunities to participate in clinical bedside teaching, didactics,
and ultrasound education. The Department of Emergency Medicine has also
established a two-year post-residency fellowship in Global Emergency
Medicine and Public Health, slated to begin in the fall of 2016.
Internationally, our global health faculty
have designed, implemented, and scaled up innovative educational
emergency and disaster medicine courses with multiple international
partners in resource-constrained settings such as Ethiopia, Ghana,
Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Africa, and Tanzania. Faculty work closely
with the Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Global Health and
the University of Colorado School of Medicine (UCSOM) in educational
opportunities, projects abroad, and mentorship, including direction of
the UCSOM Global Health track.
residents are actively engaged in cutting-edge global health research.
Research includes assessing pre- and in-hospital patient outcomes,
effective emergency care interventions, and community health and
capacity building strategies. Our faculty and residents frequently
present and disseminate findings in domestic and international