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Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

EMS Page 2013

Stacy Weisberg, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS Fellowship Director 
John Broach, MD, MBA, MPH, EMS Division Director

The EMS Fellowship offered through UMass Chan Medical School in conjunction with UMass Memorial Medical Center, is a one year ACGME-accredited program designed to train the future medical directors and leaders in pre-hospital medicine. The fellowship accepts up to two fellows per year and is restricted to graduates of ACGME accredited residency programs.  

UMMMC operates UMass Memorial Life Flight, an air medical critical care transport program. Life Flight is staffed with a nurse and critical care paramedic. As a fellow there is the opportunity to be involved in every facet of Life Flight operations. Fellows will share in the ongoing training and education of flight nurses and flight paramedics as well as participating in Life Flight’s continuous quality improvement efforts. 

UMMMC also operates UMass Memorial EMS, the all ALS 911 provider for the city of Worcester and the town of Shrewsbury. With a call volume in excess of 30,000 per year, UMass Memorial EMS is the second busiest provider of 911 services in New England. Fellows will participate in paramedic education, quality improvement initiatives and will spend time in the field with paramedics. 

The EMS Division provides medical direction and oversight for over fourteen EMS agencies in the community. EMS Fellows will participate in medical direction and oversight, under the supervision of the EMS faculty. EMS fellows will also be expected to participate in local, regional and statewide EMS planning and development. 

The UMass Memorial EMS Division has a growing research program. The Division draws on the expertise available in the Department of Emergency Medicine, amongst the top NIH funded emergency departments in the country. On-going research includes investigation into endotracheal tube cuff pressures in the HEMS environment, prehospital capacity assessment, and hemodynamic monitoring in the HEMS environment. 

Finally, UMass Memorial provides medical direction and support for the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (CEMLEC) SWAT team and the Massachusetts State Police STOP Team. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in training with these teams. The opportunity exists for well qualified individuals to apply to the team as a medical provider.

Graduates of the Fellowship have secured positions here at UMass Memorial as well as high profile Medical Director positions around the country:

Nick Asselin                Clinician Educator in EMS, Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University

Eli Carrillo                   EMS Physician, Stanford Medical Center

Adam Darnobid           EMS Medical Director, Health Alliance Hospital

James Fitch                Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School                                                          of Medicine

Andrew Garrett           Director of National Disaster Medical System

Marc Gautreau           EMS Division Director, Stanford Medical Center

Taryn Kennedy           Patient Safety and Quality Officer, UMass

Kenneth Knowles        Assistant EMS Director, Baystate Medical Center

Ricky Kue                   Fellowship Director, Boston EMS

R. Trevor Marshall      EMS Director, Stony Brook Medical Center

William Porcaro          Associate EMS Medical Director, Mt. Auburn Hospital

Matthew Rebesco       Associate Fellowship Director, Assistant Professor UMass

William Tollefson         EMS Medical Director, South Shore Hospital

Stacy Weisberg          EMS Fellowship Director, Professor Emergency Medicine, UMass

For further information please contact:

Stacy Weisberg, MD, Fellowship Director
UMass Chan Medical School
Department of Emergency Medicine
55 Lake Avenue North, LA-211
Worcester, MA 01655
Tel:  508-334-7948
Fax: (508) 334-7411