Global Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship

UCSF Fresno Global EM Education Fellowship

The UCSF Fresno Global EM Education Fellowship is a one-year advanced training program focused on teaching in countries where Emergency Medicine (EM) is a nascent specialty. The fellowship is a collaboration between the UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine and EM:RAP, and a part of the Access and Innovation in Medical Education (AIME) Collective. The fellow will have an appointment as a clinical instructor at UCSF. The fellow will work in the emergency department in the diverse and robust trauma center of Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California, while collaborating on projects with some of the world’s leaders in medical education.


The fellow will work closely with the fellowship director, Ryan Ernst, MD, to curate existing educational relationships with global partner institutions. The primary experience will be geared toward delivering high-quality and innovative educational content to physician-level learners, both in-person and virtually, to help develop lectures, curriculum, exam prep, as well as clinical training modules such as SIM and ultrasound.

Our primary partnerships are currently with the IGSS EM Residency in Guatemala City, Guatemala; Aga Khan EM Diploma in Nairobi, Kenya, and Cho Ray EM Diploma in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.  However, we have ongoing collaborations in many parts of the world, and the opportunities pursued will primarily be dictated by the interests and needs of the fellow.

Global Health

Graduation of the first EM Diploma Physicians in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam





Supportive Curriculum

Monthly AIME Sessions – see below
Global Health Curriculum – including decolonization, ethics, best practices, and history
Language Development –  tailored to the goals of the fellow
Lecture/Teaching Development with UCSF Fresno/EM:RAP Faculty
Opportunities for participation in local and regional global health committees/journal club

AIME Fellow teaching EM Diplomates in Nairobi, Kenya

AIME Scholars

In addition to the many unique opportunities available within this fellowship, the fellow will participate in the monthly “AIME Sessions.” A product of a multi-institutional collective, these innovative sessions focus on the science and art of medical education, as well as career development for our colleague physicians around the world. The 2022 AIME scholars are from Peru, Honduras, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.  Previous scholars hail from Costa Rica, Kenya, Haiti, and Brazil. 



Teacheria workshop in Santiago, Chile. Right: Guatemala’s first EM physicians.






How to Apply:

Applicants must be a graduate of a United States or Canadian Emergency Medicine Residency who is board eligible (within 3 years of residency graduation) or board certified.

Please e-mail the Fellowship coordinator your application materials:

  1. A letter of intent explaining the reasons for your interest in the Fellowship position and identifying your most relevant skills, abilities and experiences.
  2. Current CV with reliable phone contact information
  3. Two to three letters of recommendation (emailed directly from your letter writers.) Letters emailed directly from the applicant to the program will NOT be accepted as valid; they must be sent directly from the letter author.

All materials should be submitted by email.

Fellowship Director:
Ryan Ernst, MD
[email protected]

Contact Program:
Nancy Xiong, Program Coordinator
(559) 499-6647
[email protected]

UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Residency Program
155 North Fresno Street, Suite 206
Fresno, CA 93701