The Section of EMS, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine offers a one- or two-year fellowship in EMS for emergency medicine residency-trained physicians. The program provides training and education in all aspects of EMS including academics, administration, medical oversight, research, teaching, and clinical components. The fellowship program is tailored toward academic and operational EMS, and the fellowship graduate will be prepared for a career in academic EMS and/or medical direction of a local or regional EMS system. The Yale one-year MPH program is an option for fellows choosing the two-year format.
The Section of EMS, based on the Yale medical campus in New Haven, is the academic center for EMS in the greater New Haven area. Four full-time and two part-time EMS faculty actively participate in EMS activities at the local, state, and national levels. Yale shares responsibility for regional EMS indirect medical oversight with the Hospital of St. Raphael through the New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program (NHSHP). This program provides medical oversight for approximately 200 EMT-Ps and 800 EMT-Bs from twenty EMS agencies in twelve towns, including twelve fire departments, one private ambulance service, four police EMS services, one municipal third-service provider, one campus-based student EMS service, and the state’s only certified EMS physician response team, the Sponsor Hospital Area Response Physician (SHARP) Team, which is also run out of the NHSHP office. The team, currently staffed by six EMS physicians and two physician assistants, provides 24/7/365 coverage to support fire and EMS operations in the greater New Haven area. Recent responses have included complex extrications, mass casualty incidents, and a bioterrorism hoax. The EMS fellow is an active participant in the SHARP Team, taking independent call once qualified through completion of certain training, including emergency vehicle operations, hazardous materials operations, and incident command.