EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellowship



The Los Angeles County EMS Agency and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine are sponsoring a 1-year EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellowship.


We are accredited as an EMS Fellowship Training Program by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.


We are seeking candidates who will complete an emergency medicine residency or pediatric emergency medicine fellowship who wish to pursue a career in EMS/Disaster Medicine.


The fellowship is a unique collaboration between the Los Angeles County EMS Agency, which is one of the largest EMS Agencies in the world, and the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.  Our goal is to create a fellowship experience that prepares the physician to become a specialist in EMS and Disaster Medicine. This training will be sufficient to allow the fellow to pursue a career as an EMS medical director for a local EMS agency or for a fire department, an academician implementing EMS research, a clinician in emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine with expertise in EMS, and/or as a national expert in EMS and Disaster Medicine.



Fellowship Core Faculty









Nichole Bosson, M.D., M.P.H., FACEPMedical Director J Michael Criley Paramedic Training InstituteAssociate EMS Fellowship DirectorHarbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicinenichole.bosson@gmail.com

Details of the Fellowship

  • Length: 1 year (possible 2 years with research focus)
  • No. of Positions: 1
  • Application deadline: August 30th of the application year


Patient Care Activities

EM clinical responsibilities

  • Four attending shifts 7-9 hours in length per month
  • Duties on clinical shifts include seeing and evaluating
    patients, supervising resident physicians and medical
    students, and providing patient care, conducting teaching
    rounds, and providing medical records documentation for
    services provided.


EMS clinical responsibilities

3-4 prehospital ground ride-alongs per month working with
prehospital providers in the clinical care of patients.

  • Fellows will participate in the Base Physician Course and
    provide medical oversight for a minimum of 100
    prehospital calls to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Base Hospital


Administrative and Teaching Responsibilities

  • Attendance at departmental faculty meetings
  • Participation in EMS administration through
    attendance at Los Angeles EMS Agency Medical
    Advisory Council quarterly meetings and other relevant
    local and state EMS meetings
  • Teaching responsibilities will consist of the preparation
    of one “grand rounds” presentation, to be delivered
    to the Department of Emergency Medicine during
    normally scheduled conferences per year and limited
    teaching responsibilities at the J. Michael Criley
    Paramedic Training Institute
  • Fellows will be expected to meet all requirements set
    forth by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
    for EMS Fellowship candidates


Compensation and Benefits

  • Fellows will receive a highly competitive compensation
  • Fellows will be provided shared office space, secretarial
    support, a computer, and access to the Department's
    medical library, copy machine, and facsimile equipment
  • Benefits include medical and dental insurance and 4
    weeks paid vacation per year
  • Additional educational funds will be provided to
    support educational expenses and scholarly presentations at state or national conferences.


Research Responsibilities for 2-year Candidates

  • Fellows completing the 2-year fellowship will be expected to participate in research training through attainment of an advanced degree (MPH/MS) and conduct a hypothesis driven research project.



































Interested candidates should contact:


Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP

Director, EMS Fellowship

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine

1000 W Carson St.  Box 21, Torrance CA 90509

Phone: 310 222-3503; FAX: 310 212 6101

Email:  mgausche@emedharbor.edu



Marianne Gausche-Hill, M.D., FACEP, FAAP

Vice Chair and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Director EMS Fellowship

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine