• Tue. Sep 27th, 2022

UCF-HCA Announces New Emergency Medical Services Scholarship – Only 1 in 4 in Florida

ByMadeleine J. Pierce

Feb 7, 2022

UCF and HCA Healthcare are launching their first Emergency Medical Services Fellowship program and seeking applicants to begin training in July 2022. The fellowship, which recently received initial accreditation from the ACGME, is only the fourth accredited EMS scholarship in Florida.

A sub-specialty of emergency medicine, EMS fellowships train physicians in medical oversight of pre- and community-based emergency care systems, providing them with the opportunity to serve as a liaison between the hospital and the community.

“One of the most exciting things about this collaboration is that not only will the fellow receive incredible teaching and mentorship in prehospital medicine, but they will also develop clinically competent, administratively strong, and compassionate EMS physicians. who will be outstanding leaders within their community,” says Ayanna Walker, who will lead the scholarship program.

In addition to her faculty role with the UCF College of Medicine and the UCF/HCA Greater Orlando Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Walker is the EMS Medical Director for Osceola County Fire Services. , of St. Cloud and the City of Kissimmee and was the Medical Assistant Director of Orange County EMS.

The fellowship, based at Osceola Regional Medical Center, is the 29and UCF/HCA graduate medical education program that trains nearly 600 residents and fellows annually throughout Florida.

The new program will accept two fellows per year. All applicants must have graduated from an ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to Walker at [email protected]