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The division of disaster medicine and emergency management was formed in October 2007 as part of University of Massachusetts’s Department of Emergency Medicine. The division has grown over the years and disaster medicine.

In April, 2008 we received approval from the Graduate Education Committee to develop a Disaster Medicine & Emergency Management Fellowship and our first fellow began the program in 2009. Since that time, we have graduated many fellows who have gone on to practice emergency medicine with disaster medicine in a variety of locations (academic and community).

The division faculty are involved in teaching and disaster medicine initiatives such as curriculum development at the local, regional and national levels. This includes a regular DM lecture series, specific EM resident disaster education including a simulated active shooter scenario, annual day-long 3rd year medical student disaster education day that includes hands-on PPE, BDLS/ADLS courses ( and yearly lectures to the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing .