Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

The Department of Emergency Medicine and the UT Southwestern Medical Center/BioTel EMS System offer a one-year fellowship in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for residency-trained physicians. This ACGME-accredited Emergency Medical Services Fellowship Program is structured to provide a combination of practical experiences and formal training to facilitate the development of fundamental knowledge and skills for a successful career as an EMS medical director. Completion of master's-level graduate training is an optional component of this multidisciplinary fellowship program.

The fellow will become knowledgeable in the medical, operational, and administrative aspects of EMS medicine as practiced in the pre-hospital arena in both urban and rural/suburban systems, and will receive the education necessary to apply these principles to any EMS system.

Program resources include:

  • The UT Southwestern/BioTel EMS System (more than 300,000 EMS incidents annually)
  • UT Southwestern/Dallas County Community College District – El Centro College (trains most of the paramedics in North Texas)
  • UT Southwestern Graduate School of Public Health (six EM faculty have M.P.H. degrees)
  • Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas (the BioTel System sees about 80,000 injuries each year)
  • Victim Intervention Program (more than 1,000 annual cases)
  • North Texas Poison Control Center (more than 72,000 annual consults)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth CareFlite (serves 5.8 million population)