Curriculum and Education

Fellows gain the skills and knowledge that are the foundation of EMS through an established fellowship program that has been accredited by ACGME since July 1, 2015. The curriculum encompasses the Core Content of EMS Medicine as defined by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. The curriculum has flexibility based on the needs and interests of the fellows and on the evolving field of EMS. The fellows will have experience in multiple EMS systems and will understand how each system participates collaboratively in the overall delivery of out-of-hospital care.

Sample Electives:

  • Disaster Medicine
  • Out-of-State EMS
  • Tactical Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Wilderness Medicine 
  • Additional Research/Scholarly Activity

Educational Conferences and Activities

A didactic program developed by the program faculty and based upon the core knowledge content of emergency medical services will supplement the core curriculum. An average of at least three hours per week of scheduled didactic sessions will include presentations based on the defined curriculum, administrative seminars, journal review, morbidity and mortality conferences, and research seminars.

Sessions may include joint conferences co-sponsored with emergency medicine and other disciplines. Fellows will also have an opportunity to plan and conduct didactic experiences for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

To enhance the educational experience, fellows will be required to attend the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP®) Medical Directors Course and Practicum and the NAEMSP® Annual Meeting in January. Fellows will also attend the New Jersey Statewide Conference on EMS in November. These events will give fellows opportunities to network with experts on the national and state levels and to learn about best practices and advances in EMS.

Fellows will also participate in the National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) courses, a series of educational programs to better prepare health care professionals and emergency response personnel for mass casualty events, at the Regional Training Center at Cooper University Hospital. In addition, fellows will complete the online Independent Study Program in Incident Command System, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).