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International Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program-At-A-Glance

The Tufts Baystate International Emergency Medicine fellowship provides post-graduate training to residents with an interest in global health and humanitarian interventions.  The one-year training experience leverages the academic strengths of our department to give the fellow a broad based foundation for a future career in International Emergency Medicine.  While much on the material is individually tailored to the interests of the fellowship candidate, the core strengths of our department are in ultrasound, research, wilderness medicine and resuscitation science. 

Fellowship Director: Aaron Hexdall, MD email:

Fellowship Coordinator:  Tara Rivest, Department of Emergency Medicine, S5427  phone: 413.794.5999 email:

Program Statistics

  • Number of years: 1 year program 
  • Number of fellows: 1
  • Application deadline: January 30

Baystate Statistics

  • 716 beds
  • Level-I Adult/Level-II Pediatric Trauma Center


Department Statistics

  • Yearly Census: 115,000+ visits
  • 75% adults | 25% Admissions | 7% ICU admissions
  • 35 Full-time, Board Certified Faculty
  • ED expansion to 75,000 sq ft features 94 private rooms, and adjacent radiology and imaging suite

Fellow Benefits & Facilities

  • Salary - PG4: $64,600
  • Travel bursary: $8,000
  • International Education bursary: $5,000
  • Continuing Medical Education support: $5,000
  • Office space with a computer
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Dental/Life Insurance
  • Meal subsidy, free parking & shuttle

Curriculum Information

  • Essentials of International Emergency Medicine
  • Intro to International Humanitarian Assistance
  • Advanced Tropical Disease
  • International Research Priorities and Methodology
  • Epidemiology of International Health
  • Program design and Implementation
  • Grant writing and financial sustainability