The UC Davis Health Department of Emergency Medicine offers a fellowship program in Global Emergency Medicine.  This fellowship strives to prepare future leaders of international health and emergency medicine health systems. Fellows develop skills in cross-cultural collaboration, international public health, teaching in low-resource settings and improvement of emergency medicine health systems and delivery of care.


This flexible program is designed for Emergency Medicine Physicians seeking a career which focuses on providing emergency medical care and education within low-resource settings. In additional to their work abroad, fellows will gain clinical and educational experience at the University of California Davis Emergency Department, a level-1 adult and pediatric trauma care center servicing the diverse population in Northern California. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work in multiple low-resource sites during the course of their fellowship under the guidance of multiple faculty members, while also pursuing an advanced degree.  


Fellows have the opportunity to pursue either a one or two-year fellowship track. While the two-year fellowship track is preferred, applicants may be considered for a one-year track on an individual basis.  On a two-year track, fellows will have the opportunity to purse a distance Masters in Public Health through the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene but may choose an alternative advanced degree depending on their area of interest and future career goals.


Fellows will be provided a competitive and comprehensive salary and benefits package through the University of California Health System. Tuition and Fees for the Masters in Public Health will be covered by the Department of Emergency Medicine. Additionally, Fellows will receive an annual stipend to cover costs of their projects and associated travel.

Requirements and Applications:

Interested applicants must have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) – approved Emergency Medicine Training program prior to beginning the training program. Successful applicants must be board certified or board eligible in emergency medicine when they begin the fellowship. To apply, please contact the fellowship director Dr. Bandolin further details including program applications and deadlines. Applications will be received on a rolling basis and should include: a letter of interest and intent, three letters of recommendation (including one from the applicant’s program director if currently in residency) and an updated curriculum vitae.

Contact Info

Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director

Shakira Bandolin, M.D.