The Department of Emergency Medicine strongly encourages applications from minority candidates who are under-represented in our specialty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ students.
Health Services Research
In collaboration with the Northwestern Center for Healthcare Studies, fellowships in Health Services Research provide physicians with interdisciplinary training that prepares graduates to carry out the Nation’s health services and outcomes research agenda. During this two-year program, fellows also work towards a master’s level degree. Much of the fellowship training is achieved through mentor relationships between fellows and distinguished faculty mentors from across the University.
Learn more about the Health Services Research Fellowship here.
Medical Simulation and Immersive Learning
The Northwestern Medical Simulation and Immersive Learning Fellowship is unique in that trainees are new graduates from various types of US residency programs who commit to a two-year position, learn simulation through active involvement within instructional programs in simulation-based medical education across specialties, and pursue a Master’s Degree in a relevant educational field. The structure of this fellowship is a validated environment for the achievement of competency in this complex field of medical education. After completing this fellowship, graduates effectively deliver simulation-based education and link educational goals and learning objectives to educational strategy for a spectrum of domains. Additionally, they become experts at scenario design, selecting appropriate simulation modalities, debriefing, and evaluating learning outcomes
Learn more about the Medical Simulation and Immersive Learning Fellowship here.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
The HPM fellowship at Northwestern is a one-year program open to EM-trained physicians, leading to subspecialty board eligibility. Collaboration opportunities are available throughout the University as well as with the Education in Palliative and End of Life Care (EPEC) Project, the Buehler Center of Aging, Health, and Society, and with the Robert Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
Learn more about the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship here.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Northwestern’s Pediatric EM fellowship is based at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Fellows in this three-year training program obtain a broad clinical experience in the ED at Lurie Children’s as well as the ED at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Teaching, research, and elective experiences all contribute to this well-rounded fellowship that leads to subspecialty board eligibility in PEM.
Learn more about the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship here.
Emergency Medical Services
The EMS fellowship program is designed to prepare physicians to become leaders in the rapidly growing field of Emergency Medical Services and to conduct all aspects of EMS system direction. Working in close conjunction with the Chicago Fire Department, EMS fellows focus on the education, training, research, administration, and treatment aspects of a successful EMS system. This one-year fellowship leads to subspeciality board eligibility in EMS.
Learn more about the Emergency Medical Services Fellowship here.
Northwestern’s Administration Fellowship involves active participation in the operations and business analysis of all aspects Emergency Medicine at Northwestern. Administration fellows develop key administrative skills essential to becoming successful clinical operations leadership. Among many projects and topics Administrative fellows may focus on are quality measures systems, faculty and staff education, risk management, advancement of clinical operations innovations, financial operations, coding and billing, and clinical mentoring.
Learn more about the Administration Fellowship here.