International Emergency Medicine
Simon Kotlyar, MD
Director of Global Health,
Department of Emergency Medicine
The department of emergency medicine at Yale has a strong history of commitment to global health education. Graduates of the residency program have consistently gone on to pursue advanced training in international medicine and many of our graduates are engaged in global health careers. Our graduates direct several top international emergency medicine fellowship programs, lead a variety of global health initiatives, and many are actively engaged in emergency humanitarian response with leading governmental and non-governmental agencies.
Global health education at Yale incorporates early trainee exposure to essential skills in tropical medicine, public health in developing countries and international health policy through a variety of programs offered at the Yale University School of Medicine and the Yale School of Public Health. A Global Health Residency Track is offered for those residents who are interested in incorporating structured global health training in residency.
During years III and IV of residency training, a variety of international field postings are offered through the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, the Nyaya Health program in Nepal, the Human Resources for Health initiative in Liberia, and several other field and research based initiatives.
Advanced training in global health is offered through a newly developed Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellowship (GH-IEM), jointly administered by the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The fellowship supports a Masters of Science from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 6 months of active field placement, and integrated state side training in emergency medical systems and disaster preparedness. Under the directorship of Dr. Simon Kotlyar, the fellowship offers a unique opportunity for broad based training in global health.
Several members of our faculty are actively engaged in international research and development programming with focus on disaster preparedness, health policy, injury prevention, emergency medical systems, trauma in low resource, and tropical infectious disease. The international portfolio includes programs in: Armenia, Borneo, Chile, Eritrea, Honduras, Iraq, Ireland, Liberia, Nepal, New Zealand, Slovenia, South Africa and Uganda.