American Board of Emergency Medicine Fellowship

The next call for nominations will open in March 2023.

The overall purpose of the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship is to provide talented, early-career health science scholars in emergency medicine with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based healthcare or public health studies that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems. Supported through an endowment from the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the program especially welcomes nominations of historically underrepresented candidates. Diplomates or Active Candidates for Certification by ABEM, who hold non-tenured faculty positions in any university, are eligible for the program.

The ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship is part of the NAM Fellowships for Health Science Scholars program. See all opportunities >>

Current Fellow

Tracy Madsen, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACEP

Tracy Madsen, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACEP

2021-2023 ABEM Fellow

Dr. Madsen is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Within her clinical department, she is the Associate Director of the Division of Sex and Gender.  She also serves as the Director of Emergency Department Acute Stroke Services and Co-Director of the Rhode Island Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center. Dr. Madsen conducts research in the realm of sex and gender-based science with a focus on stroke and neurologic emergencies. Currently funded by the NHLBI, her research focuses on sex and gender differences in the epidemiology, outcomes, and acute treatment of stroke. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts, speaks regularly at the national level and has established a national presence in the field of sex and gender differences in stroke. She is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians and is a member of the Neurology Editorial Board.

Dr. Madsen received an MD and a BA from Boston University. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine followed by a two-year research fellowship in the field of sex and gender based science. Her fellowship also included advanced training in clinical research through an MS in clinical and translational research at the Brown University School of Public Health. As part of the training component of a K23 career development award from the NHLBI, she completed a PhD in epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health.

Past Fellows

Arjun Venkatesh MD, MBA, MHS

Arjun Venkatesh MD, MBA, MHS

2019-2021 ABEM Fellow

Mahshid Abir, MD, MSc

Mahshid Abir, MD, MSc

2017-2019 ABEM Fellow

Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH

Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH

2015-2017 ABEM Fellow

Fellowship Description

The ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship is awarded for a two-year period. During this time, the fellow is expected to continue to work at their primary academic/research post, while being assigned to a health- and medicine-related board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies). The boards are:

  • Children, Youth, and Families,
  • Food and Nutrition,
  • Global Health,
  • Health Care Services,
  • Health Sciences Policy, and
  • Population Health and Public Health Practice.

The fellowship requires a 10- to 20-percent commitment of time for two years, and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy, the Fall NAM Annual Meeting, and the meetings of the assigned board. Domestic travel expenses are covered for participation in approved fellowship activities. Additionally, the fellow will participate actively in the work of an appropriate study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products. Studies that would enable the potential for the fellow to contribute to the value of integrating medicine and public health will be identified.

This experience will introduce the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellow to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals. In addition, each fellow will be assigned to an NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the fellowship.

A flexible research grant of $25,000 will be awarded to each ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellow, which will be administered through the appropriate department in the fellow’s home institution to advance the fellow’s professional and academic career. This grant is not intended for use as a salary offset for the fellow.

Eligibility

Nominees for the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship must:

  • Be nominated by a member of the NAM or a board member of the ABEM
  • Be an ABEM Diplomate or meet the emergency medicine credential requirements for board certification
  • Hold an M.D. or D.O.
  • Be two-to-ten years out from completion of post-graduate work
  • Be able to dedicate 10 to 20 percent of time to the fellowship for two years
  • Hold U.S. citizen or permanent resident status at the time of the nomination
Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated by an NAM-appointed committee based on their professional qualifications, scholarship, and quality of professional accomplishments as evidenced through publications and research grants, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the NAM.

Preference will be given to candidates drawn from the field of Emergency Medicine who have a demonstrated interest in, and focus on, advancing the delivery of emergency care and scholarship related to emergency medicine.

Nomination Packet

A complete nomination packet must be submitted electronically through the online nomination system at https://fellowship.nam.edu/ and will include the following documents:

  • A nomination letter from a member of the NAM or ABEM Board of Directors
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • A supporting letter from the candidate’s department chair, institute director, or equivalent
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A brief one-page bio

Timeline

Fellowships will be awarded in odd years.

  • March 2023 | Call for nominations opens
  • June 2023 | Nomination packets are due at 3:00pm ET
  • July 2023 | Awardee is notified
  • September 2023 | Fellow orientation week at the NAM is held
  • October 2023 | Fellow is introduced to the Membership at the NAM Annual Meeting 

Program Administration

Inquiries about the ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship should be directed to:

Yumi Phillips
Program Officer
Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
National Academy of Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Email: yphillips@nas.edu

The ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship was established in 2015 through an endowment from the American Board of Emergency Medicine.


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