Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship now SAEM-approved

Congratulations to our Global Health Section on obtaining approval for its global emergency medicine fellowship from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).

The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine recognizes there are many valuable non-ACGME-approved postgraduate training opportunities for Emergency Medicine residency graduates. Fellowships endorsed by SAEM meet criteria for standardized training for fellows at programs nationwide and represent high-quality training and education. These guidelines for training programs address milestones in curricular elements, faculty support recommendations, and career development opportunities.

Fellows that complete an SAEM-approved fellowship are also considered by SAEM to have earned the standard qualifications and skills of an emergency medicine fellow in the specialized area of training. Fellows must enroll in the SAEM program and meet the stated requirements in order to be considered approved. Fellows will receive a certificate of approval upon completion.

In addition, our global health fellows complete coursework through the UW-Madison Global Health Institute’s Graduate Capstone Certificate program. We also provide support for fellows to enroll in other relevant education programs at UW-Madison or other higher education institutions.

Dr. Jessica Schmidt, assistant professor of emergency medicine and director of global health, is the fellowship director.