Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

Welcome to Albany! The capital of New York state is an exciting place to practice Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services, and Albany Medical Center is a fantastic place to do an EMS fellowship.

Our Emergency Medicine physicians are engaged in a broad variety of public safety opportunities from urban and rural search-and-rescue to federal and municipal tactical support, from commercial and municipal third-service and fire-based EMS, to ground-to-flight. Our providers are actively engaged as field physicians, including a first-response program with law enforcement support. Historically, our projects have led to changing the scope of EMS practice throughout the state and the nation. For instance, our work was key to advancing care with basic life support blood glucometry, naloxone and syringe epinephrine.

Our ACGME-approved fellowship program provides training and education in all aspects of EMS, including academics, administration, medical oversight, research, teaching and clinical medicine. We have designed a fellowship program to train participants for both academic and operational EMS, but we believe our fellows should also pursue opportunities in their own specific areas of interest. Our fellowship graduates are prepared for careers as medical directors of local or regional EMS systems and as EMS faculty. There are additional opportunities which can lead to certification as either a firefighter or a law enforcement officer.

We look forward to meeting you!

Michael Dailey, MD
Fellowship Director, Emergency Medical Services
Professor of Emergency Medicine

Resources for Fellows

The Fellowship provides an intense, well-rounded, 12-month clinical and didactic training toward a successful career as an EMS physician. EMS focuses on medical oversight of the entire pre-hospital experience. EMS physician practice combines direct patient care in the field with supervisory and other functions that ensure an effectively functioning response system, including daily direct medical decision-making and control of care provided by EMS personnel. EMS physicians also lead quality management activities relating to medical care delivered by the entire EMS system.

Albany Medical Center is a 766-bed Level I Trauma Center and teaching hospital located in the capital of New York. According to pre-hospital data from the New York state Department of Health, Albany Medical Center is one of the busiest trauma centers in the entire state, providing care to the residents of 25 counties in northeastern New York and western New England.

The Emergency Department has 45 beds as well as the region’s only stand-alone pediatric emergency department. Combined, they have more than 86,000 patient visits each year.

About the Albany Med Health System
Albany Medical Center, the anchor of the Albany Med Health System, is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York State offering a wide range of outstanding clinical care.

Living in the Capital Region
Albany is a great place to live, learn and work. It is the center of a region known for its robust economy, arts and culture, colleges and universities, and recreational opportunities.

As a resident or fellow of Albany Medical Center, there are many resources available to you to help manage the demands of being a physician.

Distinction in Quality and Leadership
This program promotes professional success for physicians through a deeper understanding of Health Systems Science.