Harvard Affiliated Disaster Medicine/Emergency Management Fellowship
The Extreme Medicine Conference at Harvard Medical School is proud to be working in cooperation with the Harvard Affiliated Disaster Medicine/Emergency Management Fellowship (HADMEMF).
The Harvard Affiliated Disaster Medicine/Emergency Management Fellowship (HADMEMF) is designed to provide qualified emergency physicians the opportunity to develop an expertise in the related fields of Disaster Medicine (DM) and Emergency Management (EM). In addition, there are two optional second year programs in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Mass Gatherings.
For each year the Fellow is also given a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. HADMEMF consists of didactic lectures, seminars, focused readings, and goal-related research in a specific area of DM and EM resulting in a thesis. In addition the Fellow has the opportunity to practice Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management through numerous real-world rotations, deployments, and committee memberships. Upon completion, graduates will be skilled in all aspects of the disaster cycle and have the ability to assume a leadership role on the local, regional, federal, or international level.
Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management go hand-in-hand. It is not possible to practice Disaster Medicine without having knowledge of and experience in Emergency Management, most of which cannot be obtained through didactic lectures or textbook reading alone. Due to the unique nature of Disaster Preparedness it is necessary for each of these areas to be included in any training program in both an academic and experiential way. There is no program in the world that provides you more opportunity to take part in real disaster preparedness and response than the Harvard-Affiliated Disaster Medicine/Emergency Management Fellowship (HADMEMF).
What makes HADMEMF different from other training programs is the comprehensive education it provides. Through one-on-one lectures and workshops in Disaster Medicine by our esteemed Harvard faculty, and a partnership with the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness (www.bphc.org/delvalle), HADMEMF provides an all-inclusive didactic education. In addition, HADMEMF offers a wide variety of field work and hands-on experience, allowing the Fellow to understand the real-world applications of each of these disciplines, and learn through practice how they work together. HADMEMF provides didactic and practical training in hospital-based, local, regional, state, federal, and international Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management through diverse educational experiences that include active participation in multi-agency drills, city and regional preparedness committees, and field deployments for major events. These training and response activities are conducted in and around Boston, Rhode Island, Seattle, Arizona, and Houston, as well as internationally in Haiti, Iceland, Italy, and the South Pacific. In addition to these, and depending on specific areas of interest, Fellows can rotate through the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, as well as our satellite Fellowship centers in Abu Dhabi, Dublin, Riyadh, and Torino Italy.
The faculty of HADMEMF has a vast amount of experience in real-time applications of Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management. We all feel the way to learn disaster preparedness is not by lecture and reading alone, but rather to participate in its application through field work and hands-on experience. Through HADMEMF you will not be a passive learner but rather an active participant in a vibrant educational program. Upon completion you will join the ever-growing alumni association and be afforded the opportunity to train future Fellows. When you join the Harvard-Affiliated Disaster Medicine/Emergency Management program you become part of our family.
Gregory R. Ciottone, MD
Founder and Director Harvard-Affiliated Disaster Medicine/Emergency Management Fellowship