USC Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship

All Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship Consortium (GEMFC) member programs will be joining the NRMP match. Interested applicants should register on the GEMFC website and upload their application materials. All applicants should also register with the NRMP to submit rank lists.

NRMP Match dates are as follows:
Match opens August 18, 2021
Ranking opens September 22, 2021
Ranking closes November 3, 2021
Match Day November 17, 2021

We are accepting fellowship applications from internal candidates only.

Fellowship Experience

The Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship is a two-year fellowship located at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Our fellowship offers a wide range of clinical and field experiences designed to help fellows become experts in their chosen area of interest, while also continuing to develop as emergency medicine physicians. Fellows will practice clinically at LA County Hospital, one of the largest and busiest emergency departments in the country. As the safety net hospital for Los Angeles County, our emergency department is vital to caring for the vulnerable populations of the city which suffer from problems related to poor health maintenance and difficult access to health care. 

The faculty of the Global Emergency Medicine Division have extensive expertise in many areas of global health including humanitarian response/complex humanitarian emergencies, emergency care systems development, health and human rights, public health research, and refugee/migrant health. 

Our faculty are active in regions across the globe and have worked with a variety of organizations. Please visit our website for more details.

Fellowship Curriculum

The two-year Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center is a unique fellowship that focuses on equipping emergency medicine physicians to become experts in their chosen area of interest. In addition to continuing to develop their clinical skills in the emergency department, fellows will have the opportunity to complete a Masters in Public Health from USC in a specialty of their choice, such as Global Health, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, etc. 

Additional coursework will be funded based on the fellow’s individualized mentorship plan. Possible courses include the Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course, the Harvard Humanitarian Intensive Response Course, and others. Prior to beginning, fellows will pick from one of three areas of focus: humanitarian practice, emergency care systems development, or public health research. Fellows will then be paired with a faculty mentor with expertise in their area, as well as a relevant partner agency, such as Doctors without Borders or Partners in Health. 

During their first year, fellows with spend 6 months abroad in the field with this partner agency, followed with a second extended field deployment in their second year. This early and focused field experience ensures fellows with gain deep expertise and make meaningful connections within your chosen area of concentration. The goal is to ensure that graduating fellows have all the skills, knowledge, and connections to become successful junior faculty at their future institutions.


Project Name & Description Details

Jon Roper

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Global Health Faculty at Loma Linda University Medical Center


Program Director
Parveen Parmar
Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Parmar’s research has focused on the study of health and human rights violations in refugees and internally displaced populations. Dr. Parmar h...


All applicants must be ABEM board eligible.

Application Criteria

Fellowships candidates must be ABEM board eligible.

Application Process

All applications will be accepted via the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship Consortium website:

Application Conditions

Fellowships candidates must be ABEM board eligible.

Important Dates

Applications may only be submitted between
Sep 23, 2021 at 12:00PM and Oct 31, 2021 at 12:00PM

Application Deadline : Mar 25, 2021

Interview Date : Oct 31, 2021