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The mission of the Department of Emergency Medicine EMS Fellowship is to develop highly motivated emergency medicine physicians into educators and leaders in the field of pre-hospital medicine and medical direction. The program allows fellows to train with core faculty who are nationally recognized leaders in EMS and have years of experience in medical direction of both ground and air medical programs. The EMS fellow will be an integral component in the pre-hospital setting from both a ground and air standpoint.
Length of training
The fellowship will be twelve months in length. The start date is negotiable, but will typically begin on or about 1 July of each year.
All applicants must have graduated from an ACGME accredited emergency medicine residency and be board-certified or board-eligible with the American Board of Emergency Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine. In addition, the applicant must qualify for South Carolina Medical Licensure. Applicants must complete an application and submit three letters of recommendation for training. One of these letters must be from the applicant’s residency program director. Applicants are not required to have prior experience with EMS, but previous experience will be considered in the selection process.
Fellowship applications will be accepted after September 1 of the year preceding the year of training. An interview is required prior to selection for training. Selection for training is determined by the emergency department faculty.
Completion of training
Upon completion of training the fellow will receive a certificate of fellowship training from Palmetto Health Richland and the University of South Carolina.
William "Bill" Gerard, MD, MBA
Dr. Gerard first came to the program as an intern in 1990. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and received his bachelor's degree at the Ohio State University in Columbus. He went north to the University of Toledo for medical school before heading to the warm south for residency.
|Steve Shelton, MD
Year of appointment: 1991
EM Residency: Palmetto Health,
Class of 1994
Medical School:East Carolina University, Class of 1991
|Dr. Shelton is the medical director for Emergency Disaster & Management for Palmetto Health and the Tactical Medical Officer for the Special Response Team of the Richland County Sheriff's office.|
Class of 2013
Spencer Robinson, DO
Residency Training: Palmetto Health Richland, Class of 2012
Objectives and responsibilities