We are accepting applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year

Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship

The UC Davis Health Department of Emergency Medicine offers a fellowship program in Global Emergency Medicine. This fellowship strives to prepare future leaders of international health and emergency medicine health systems. Fellows develop skills in cross-cultural collaboration, international public health, teaching in low-resource settings and improvement of emergency medicine health systems and delivery of care. This flexible program is designed for Emergency Medicine Physicians seeking a career which focuses on providing emergency medical care and education within low-resource settings. In additional to their work abroad, fellows will gain clinical and educational experience at the University of California Davis Emergency Department, a level-1 adult and pediatric trauma care center servicing the diverse population in Northern California. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work in multiple low-resource sites during the course of their fellowship under the guidance of multiple faculty members, while also pursuing an advanced degree. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue a two year fellowship with an advanced degree, While the two-year fellowship track is preferred, applicants may be considered for a one-year track on an individual basis. On a two-year track, fellows will have the opportunity to purse a distance Masters in Public Health through the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene but may choose an alternative advanced degree depending on their area of interest and future career goals.


Project Name & Description Details

Vietnamese Diploma in Emergency Medicine

We are collaborating with our colleagues and friend from Ho Chi Minh City's Cho Ray Hospital, a tertiary care hospital and main trauma center in South Vietnam. As part of our ongoing collaboration, we have created and are helping to support the country's first Diploma in Emergency Medicine Program. This is an 18 month intensive Emergency Medicine Training Program supported by US and Vietnamese-based faculty and Emergency Medicine Physicians. Though we hope to travel to Vietnam in person to provide more personal teaching soon, we are currently providing weekly educational sessions using video conferencing programs to create interactive and informative sessions. We are currently working with the first class of trainees. Details

Sacred Valley Health; an NGO in the Andean Region of Peru

Sacred Valley Health (SVH) is an NGO located in Ollantaytambo, Peru a beautiful and remote area located with the Andean Region of Peru. Many communities within this region are isolated and must be self-sufficient. With a focus on empowerment and culturally competent education, Sacred Valley Health strives to train and support local community health workers, known as promotoras. In addition to supporting the mission and efforts of SVH, fellows will learn about the way NGO’s function while also gaining experience with community health curricula, delivery of medical care in austere environments, and assisting with monitoring and evaluation of ongoing efforts. Dr. Shakira Bandolin currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors of Sacred Valley Health https://sacredvalleyhealth.org/ Details

Uganda- Global Emergency Care (GEC)

In Uganda, Global Emergency Care (GEC) has worked to train the country’s first Emergency Care Practitioners and create a self-sustaining program. The two-year training program for nurses, staff regional and district hospitals as well as small health centers. Recently, GEC has sponsored the country’s first physician emergency medicine training program in Mbarara. Ultrasound remains the most important diagnostic tool available to practitioners in very low resourced emergency health settings. The UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine has had a formal collaborative relationship with GEC in Uganda since 2015. Many residents, fellows, and faculty have been involved in this dynamic educational program Details

Local Care for the underserved

Sacramento county is one of the most diverse counties in the entire United States. We strongly believe that care for the underserved should be a priority inside and outside of the emergency department. As part of our program development, we have created multiple opportunities for fellows to work with local refugee and migrant populations locally Details

Emergency Medicine in Belize

In collaboration with the University of Michigan, fellows have the opportunity to work with Emergency medicine residents in Belize. There are multiple opportunities for fellows to gain clinical experience, provide education and support work related to Emergency Department infrastructure building as part of the experience Details

Molly Hallweaver

Global EM Fellow


Program Director
Shakira Bandolin
Director of Global Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests Dr Bandolin is an Emergency Medicine Physician. She has a special interest and formal training in International Emergency Medici...



You may submit your application online via this GEM Fellowship website or email the program director directly with questions, comments or your application. |Please email the Fellowship Director. Your application should include: Personal Statement including why you are specifically interested in our program. Three letters of recommendation (one from residency director/chair)

Applicant eligibility: Fellowship candidates must be ABEM board eligible or certified by the July 1st fellowship start date. This generally means that fellows have completed an Emergency Medicine residency in the US or Canada.

Important Dates

Applications may only be submitted between
Jul 01, 2021 at 12:00PM and Sep 30, 2021 at 12:00PM


For more information about working at UC Davis and living in Sacramento, please see the following link: https://health.ucdavis.edu/emergency/education/living-in-sacramento.html

Interviews will be held in October 2021 : Oct 11, 2021