Emergency Medicine News

SAEM Approves EM Education Fellowship


The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) has issued their official stamp of approval for OHSU's Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship.

Oregon Health & Science University's Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship (which offers both a research and a scholarship of teaching track) was established in 2005, and has graduated 8 fellows, many of whom are in leadership roles in Emergency Medicine as educators and scholars. OHSU was one of the first programs to receive SAEM approval.

The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine developed the fellowship approval process in an effort to promote standardization of training for fellows, and to lend eligible programs the endorsement of SAEM as an approved fellowship. SAEM has developed guidelines for training programs that address milestones in curricular elements, faculty support recommendations, and career development opportunities.

Fellows that complete an SAEM-approved fellowship are also considered by SAEM to have earned the standard qualifications and skills of an emergency medicine fellow in the specialized area of training. saem.org

SAEM's initial approval period for this fellowship lasts three years with the option to renew the approval for five years at the end of that cycle.

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