Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

EMS Page 2013
Stacy Weisberg, MD, MPH, FACEP, Program Director 
Marc Restuccia, MD, FACEP, EMS Medical Director

 The EMS Fellowship offered through UMass 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 four 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 Flights 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 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 UMassMemorial 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 intubation success rates, and hemodynamic monitoring in the HEMS environment. 

In addition, UMass and UMass Memorial Medical Center support a Level 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team and there is the possibility for joining the team and deploying to disasters all across the United States.  

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:

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         Umass EMS Medical Director
Taryn Kennedy         Patient Safety and Quality Officer
Ricky Kue                Associate Medical Director, Boston EMS
William Porcaro       Associate EMS Medical Director, Mt. Auburn Hospital
Stacy Weisberg        EMS Fellowship Director

For further information please contact:

Jeffrey Abbott, Student and Fellowship Coordinator
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department of Emergency Medicine
55 Lake Avenue North, LA-211
Worcester, MA 01655
Email: jeffrey.abbott@umassmed.edu
Tel: (508) 421-5522
Fax: (508) 334-7411