EMS physicians play a vital role in the ongoing design, development, operation, and evaluation of the EMS system from initial patient access to definitive patient care. As such, Boston EMS offers a two-year Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program that provides training and education in all aspects of emergency medical services including operations, training, research, administration, and treatment. The Fellowship Program prepares physicians to be leaders in the field of emergency medicine and to conduct all aspects of EMS system medical direction.
Throughout the Fellowship, participants support the Boston EMS Medical Director and the Associate Medical Director with daily operations as well as training. They also have the flexibility to structure research projects around specific issues of interest within emergency medical care. Additionally, while working at Boston EMS, Fellows are enrolled at the Masters of Public Health Program at the Boston University School of Public Health and have a part-time appointment at the Boston Medical Center. Learn more about the Boston EMS Fellowship Training curriculum.
Applicants of the Boston EMS Fellowship Program should be graduates of a three or four year emergency medicine residency program, with four year residency program graduates preferred. If you have questions about the program, please contact Donna L. Shepard, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Medical Director at (617) 343-1125 or check out the 2012 EMS Fellowship Brochure. The program is currently preparing for ACGME accredidation.
Current Boston EMS Fellow
Jerrilyn Jones, MD
Boston EMS Fellow
Jerrilyn Jones, MD enrolled in the Boston EMS Fellowship Program in July 2012. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Howard University, Jones spent years serving the U.S. Air Force as Chief of Aerospace Medicine and Flight Surgeon domestically and while serving in Afghanistan. Jones is currently a resident at Boston University/ Boston Medical Center and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, among other organizations.
Previous Boston EMS Fellows
Graduates of the Fellowship Program go on to pursue successful careers in the field of emergency medicine. The accomplishments of several Boston EMS Fellows are highlighted below:
Mazen El-Sayed, MD: Attending physician Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor American University of Beruit, Lebanon and Director Prehospital Care.
David J. Hirsch, MD: Attending Physician, Concord Hospital and EMS Medical Director for the Concord Fire Department, Concord, NH.
Lori L. Harrington, MD: Associate Medical Director, Boston EMS and Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA.
Laura Eliseo, MD: Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA and hospital liaison to Boston Emergency Medical Services, Boston, MA.
Michelle Fischer-Keane, MD: Part-time Staff Physician and Assistant Professor, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.
Alexander Isakov, MD, MPH: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Executive Director of the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CPAR), Co-Director, Section of Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
Fred Jones, MD: Attending Physician and Director of EMS, Quincy Medical Center, Quincy, MA.
Kevin King, MD: Assistant Professor and Core Educator for the faculty of the Emergency Medicine Resident Program, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.
Nannette M. Lugo-Amador, MD: Assistant Professor, EMS Director, Emergency Department, University of Puerto Rico Hospital, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Bryan McNally, MD, MPH, FACEP: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Medical Director, Emory Flight Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
Matthew Sholl, MD: Attending Physician and Medical Director of EMS, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME.
Elizabeth Temin, MD: Associate Director for Pre-hospital Care, Attending Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.