The Section of EMS, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited fellowship in EMS. 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 and the Yale Investigative Medicine PhD program are options for fellows following completion of the one-year program.
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 is responsible for medical oversight of the regional EMS system through the Yale-New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program (YNHSHP).
This program provides medical oversight for approximately:
- 225 paramedics
- 700 EMTs
- 115 EMRs
- 275 dispatchers
from 23 EMS agencies in twelve towns, including:
- 14 fire departments
- 2 private ambulance services
- 4 police EMS services
- 1 municipal third-service provider
- 1 campus-based student EMS service
- the state’s only certified EMS physician response team, the Sponsor Hospital Area Response Physician (SHARP) Team, which is also run out of the YNHSHP 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.