Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship

Develop your career in academic emergency medicine as an active junior member of the Education Faculty designing and implementing the residency curriculum and involved in all aspects of academic medicine.


The Oregon Health & Science University Department of Emergency Medicine in Portland, Oregon offers a two-year Education Fellowship. Fellows may select either a scholarship in education or an education research track. This fellowship is SAEM approved and ideal for emergency medicine residency graduates with a strong interest in academics. It provides post-graduate training in education methods, research skills, and residency program administration. The Education Fellow will have a faculty appointment as Instructor in Emergency Medicine. 

Education Fellowship Brochure 

Training consists of 3 components

  • Clinical commitment: Fellows are expected to work 56 clinical hours per month as attendings in the OHSU & Doernbecher Children's Hospital Emergency Department, a level I trauma center with an Observation Unit and Chest Pain Center.
  • Didactic component: Fellows typically complete either the OHSU MPH program, or the OHSU Human Investigations Program, a 2-year certificate curriculum in research methods, with the opportunity to earn a Masters in Clinical Research (MCR). There is flexibility to accommodate similarly rigorous masters or certificate programs to meet the needs of the fellow.
  • Administration: The Education Fellow functions in the role of an assistant program director and is actively involved in resident and student teaching and clinical evaluation, curriculum planning, resident selection, and other aspects of residency program administration.


  • BC/BE in Emergency Medicine (residency trained)
  • Strong interest in academic career as a clinical educator
  • Interest in education methods and research


Interested parties should forward a cover letter expressing their training and long-term goals as an academic emergency physician, along with a CV, to David Jones, MD and Lalena Yarris, MD at jonesdav@ohsu.edu and yarrisl@ohsu.edu.

David Jones, MD
Co-Director, Education Fellowship

Lalena Yarris, MD
Co-Director, Education Fellowship