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The Center for Refugee and Disaster Relief


International Emergency Medicine Fellowship

international fellowship

Director: Alex Vu, MD, MPH
Goal: to develop academic leaders in international disaster and humanitarian relief
Description: International health work is an important part of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins. Our faculty, fellows and residents have participated in international work and programs around the world.  The Department of Emergency Medicine has formed a partnership with the Department of International Health in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to create the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, a leading research and training center for the response to disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies. Courses and practicum with international placements. MPH degree is a usual component.
Clinical Effort: 2 - 2½ days a week
Prerequisites: graduate training in emergency medicine only
Program Length: 2 years
Positions: Up to 3
Start Date: usually July 1, but mid-year candidates can be considered
Contact: Alex Vu, MD, MPH

Disaster Medicine Fellowship

Disaster Fellowship

Director: Thomas Kirsch, MD, MPH
Goal: to train academic leaders in disaster preparedness
Description: fellowship sponsored by:
Department of Emergency Medicine CEPAR and PACER
Emphasis on academics and scholarship
Field experience in national and international theaters
Degree programs available (Master, PhD)
Clinical Effort: 2 - 2 ½ days a week
Prerequisites: board certified or prepared in emergency medicine,
other postgraduate background considered
Program Length: 2 years
Positions: no limit
Start Date: usually July 1, but mid-year candidates can be considered
Contact: Thomas Kirsch, MD, MPH

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