EMSC Fellows Program

About the program

This program is designed to support trainees and early career professionals with an opportunity to engage in EIIC-led efforts to better understand systems-based strategies for improvement. Fellows are invited to serve on national steering committees to better understand the work of EMSC stakeholders. Fellows will be assigned to a single area of interest and one or more EIIC mentors who will provide ongoing support and opportunities for participation. Areas of interest include advocacy, collaboratives, hospital-based care, knowledge management, state partnership programs, and trauma.

Appointments: 1-2 years

Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month (participation in steering committee meetings and associated activities)

Areas of Interest

In order to ensure appropriate resources and support, we ask that each applicant identify their order of preference for up to 3 areas of interest.


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.


The EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center is spearheading a QI collaborative to assist state programs in accelerating their progress in improving the pediatric readiness of EDs and to develop a program to recognize EDs in their state that are ready to care for children with medical emergencies. State improvement teams will benefit by interacting with experts in both pediatric readiness and facility recognition, as well as a cadre of QI specialists.


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 multi-phase 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.


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.


The State Partnership Program aims to establish a universal presence across all 59 U.S. states and jurisdictions to ensure that children receive optimal emergency care no matter where they live or travel. Each state and jurisdiction works to improve the same prehospital and hospital performance measures, representing the largest national effort to standardize pediatric emergency care.


The EIIC trauma domain seeks to support EMSC grantees and stakeholders in providing resources to optimize pediatric trauma care. This is accomplished by identifying and disseminating best practice evidence based pediatric trauma care guidelines while encouraging the development of needed essential guidelines for the care of all injured children.

EMSC Fellows Program Reference Guide

It is highly recommended that you utilize the EMSC Fellows Program Reference Guide to aid in the application process.


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