EMSC Fellows

The EMSC Fellows Program is designed to engage health care and other professionals in systems-based strategies for improving pediatric emergency care. Fellows are invited to serve on national steering committees to better understand the work of the EMSC Program. Fellows will be assigned to a single domain of focus and work with mentors at the EMSC Innovation & Improvement Center, who will provide ongoing support and opportunities for participation.

Who should apply?

The program is open to both clinical and non-clinical professionals and trainees, including:

  • Advanced practice practitioners
  • Child life specialists
  • Educators
  • EMSC State Partnership Program grantees
  • Health care administrators
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Prehospital practitioners
  • Public health workers
  • Researchers

What does the program involve?

Appointment: 1-year program

Time commitment: 2-4 hours a month, including a monthly 1-hour meeting

How do I apply?

Candidates are assessed through a formal application process. To apply, you will need to submit the following:

  • Completed program application (see link below)
  • Current resume/CV
  • Letter of interest, not exceeding two pages. Highlight your relevant skills, qualifications, experiences, and passions around the pediatric emergency care continuum.

Learn about potential focus areas:

Leaders at the Child Health Policy and Advocacy Center at University Hospitals/Rainbow Babies work collaboratively with the EMSC Family Advisory Network to support community engagement, state and national initiatives, and increase awareness of pediatric emergency care needs and healthcare disparities, all the while, placing patients and families at the heart of our work. For more information, click here.

The EIIC spearheads QI collaboratives, forums that bring together individuals from various health care departments, hospitals, or other organizations for a fixed period of time to address a specific aspect of providing care—in this case, improving emergency care for children (or improving "pediatric readiness"). For more information, click here.

Part of the Knowledge Management Domain, the communications team amplifies and disseminates the work of the EMSC Program through a variety of channels, including web content, social media, news media, email, and other publications to ensure important resources and tools reach the audiences that need them.

The EIIC Disaster Domain seeks to support EMSC grantees and stakeholders to better prepare for disasters in a way that takes the specific needs of children into consideration. We offer a variety of resources and tools to facilitate disaster preparedness activities by health care providers, public health departments, schools, and family/caregivers. For more information, click here.

Much of the hospital-based care work carried out at the EIIC is currently focused on the National Pediatric Readiness Project and other Quality Improvement Collaboratives. The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a multiphase quality improvement initiative to ensure that all U.S. emergency departments have the essential guidelines and resources in place to provide effective emergency care to children. For more information, click here.

The Knowledge Management domain’s mission is to deliver knowledge and evidence-based science in a variety of formats (webinars, podcasts, videos, learning modules, simulation cases, infographics, etc.) and to create a dynamic and comprehensive central home for knowledge synthesis, content creation and curation, and content dissemination. The KM domain seeks to deliver the latest knowledge in diverse formats to match each EMSC target-audience’s needs: 1) scientific community (clinicians and researchers), 2) EMSC stakeholders, 3) advocates, and 4) the public. For more information, click here.

The Prehospital Domain supports the efforts of the Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project (PPRP), the Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) Community of Practice (CoP), and EIIC Quality Improvement Collaboratives that reach prehospital providers. Additionally, we represent the EIIC in various national projects and collaboratives that deal with prehospital issues, to include: prehospital evidence-based guidelines, injury prevention, equipment guidelines, and safe transportation of children. For more information, click here.

Meet the Fellows


2023-2024 EMSC Fellows


2022 EMSC Fellows


2021 EMSC Fellows