School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellowship

Contact Us

Robert B. Dunne, M.D., FACEP
Medical Director,
Detroit East Medical Control Authority

Program Director, EMS Fellowship

Associate Professor
Wayne State University SOM

Laura Gipson
EMS Fellowship Coordinator
Phone:(313) 966-2528

Detroit Ambulance

Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine EMS fellowship is an ACGME accredited one-year program resulting in EMS subspecialty board eligibility.

Now is an exciting time to pursue an EMS career, given the recent recognition of EMS by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a unique subspecialty. Our EMS fellows receive mentorship, didactics, and hands-on experience that covers the breadth of clinical, operational, and administrative core content of the specialty of EMS. Our program has graduated four fellows, all of whom now serve in EMS, public service, and academic leadership roles. We prepare the trainee to pass the EMS Board Exam and to assume a leadership role in EMS. We offer diverse experiences to provide the practical knowledge to be successful in all areas of prehospital medicine and disaster preparedness.

Resources include the City of Detroit, Detroit East Medical Control Authority, State of Michigan EMS Committees, Wayne County Sheriff, Michigan College of Emergency Physicians and all WSO SOM EM departmental resources. This is a dynamic time in Detroit - the city is transforming. EMS has grown substantially. There are dozens of new units, fire first responders for the first time in history, and the city has adopted state of the art call-taking and Emergency Medical Dispatch. With this is a very effective EMS medical record and data system to support research projects.

WSU Department of Emergency Medicine has a fully mature training and research program with 4 affiliated residencies in the City of Detroit and long history of EM and EMS leadership.

Salary and Benefits
The EMS fellow is paid as PGY-4 with full benefits by the WSU/Detroit Medical Center GME. Clinical time is paid hourly as an attending and employee of Medical Center Emergency Services, EM practice plan for the Detroit Medical Center.

Interested applicants, please submit the following items:

  • CV
  • Letter of Intent/Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Please email all materials to:

The status of your application will be sent via email.