Prehospital & Disaster Medicine Committee

Prehospital and Disaster Medicine

Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Leaders

Chair

Kristen Kelly, MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York

Chair-Elect

Sarayna McGuire, MD

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Vice Chair

Hajirah Ishaq, DO

Doctors Hospital
Ohio Health

Vice Chair

Rebecca Mendelsohn, MD

Florida Atlantic University

Staff Liaison

Todd Downing

Web Product Manager
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Director Of Leadership Development

Yevgeniy Maksimenko, MD

Boston University Medical Center - Boston, MA
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Chair

Kristen Kelly, MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York

Chair-Elect

Sarayna McGuire, MD

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Vice Chair

Hajirah Ishaq, DO

Doctors Hospital
Ohio Health

Vice Chair

Rebecca Mendelsohn, MD

Florida Atlantic University

Staff Liaison

Todd Downing

Web Product Manager
Contact Todd

Director Of Leadership Development

Yevgeniy Maksimenko, MD

Boston University Medical Center - Boston, MA
Contact Yevgeniy

With EMS being recognized as an official subspecialty of emergency medicine, EMRA members with an interest in a career in EMS, prehospital care, disaster medicine, and related research are strongly encouraged to join this division. Formed in 2012 (originally as the EMS Division), the Prehospital & Disaster Medicine Division provides general resources and information about EMS for all EMRA members.

EMS Fellowship Happy Hour

Wednesday, February 3 @ 6PM EST/5PM CST
  • We have put together a panel of EMS fellowship directors to come hang out in an informal setting and answer any questions you might have about EMS fellowship, whether you are just starting to toy with the idea or readying your application.
  • Interested? Register here to get the zoom link. 

Mentorship Opportunities

Interested in an EMS/Disaster Mentorship? Sign up here, we still having willing mentors available!

Get Involved

Want to work on your presentation skills? Add something to your resume? Host a Mini Grand Rounds with us! Check out the recordings of past ones and then send Kristen your ideas/presentation.  We'll work with you on it and get you on the schedule. 

Lit Blitz: 2020’s Highest-Impact Research, presented by the EMRA Research Committee

Join EMRA's Research Committee for a rapid-fire review of EM’s top articles of 2020.

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Lecturing the Lecturer:  The Intersection of EMS and Medical Education

Sarah Thead, MS-III, NRP
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

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An Introduction to Emergency Medical Services: Past, Present, and Future

July 19, 2020

Jordan Rudman, BA, EMT
MS3, Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL

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TOPIC : Prehospital Care During COVID-19: Response and Ethical Considerations

Join us as we hear from prehospital leaders from University of Washington, Mayo Clinic, and Mount Sinai regarding COVID-19 prehospital response and ethical considerations

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Joining EMRA Committees is easy and FREE.

Just log into your EMRA account and select which one(s) you wish to join.

Once you join, you will receive an invitation to be part of the EMRA Committee Basecamp, which helps facilitate communication and collaboration.

EMS Articles in EMResident

View EMS Articles in EMResident Magazine

EMS Fellowships

Find EMS Fellowships

Virtual Mentorship Program

Let us pair you with a mentor (or mentee) in your region.

ACEP EMS Prehospital Section

As a resident, you get joint memberships in both EMRA and ACEP - so make sure you're aware and informed of what the ACEP EMS-Prehospital Section is doing!

When you set up your EMRA/ACEP membership, you get (2) section memberships for free - one to the ACEP Young Physician Section, and one of your choice. Why not make that choice EMS-Prehospital?

Additional ACEP section fees are half off - only $20

Learn More

EMS Essentials: A Resident's Guide to Prehospital Care

Published: May, 2016

Prehospital care is a vital and growing segment of medicine. With this publication, emergency medicine residents get an overview of the workings of EMS, including:

  • The resident's role in the field
  • What to expect on ride-alongs
  • EMS subspecialty areas

Written by emergency medicine residents and faculty with a specific interest in prehospital care and disaster medicine, this resource serves as an introduction to an emerging segment of medicine.

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EMS: A Brief History of Emergency Medical Services in the United States

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