Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are some frequently asked questions about the EMSC Scholars & Fellows Program.

Program Questions


No, there is not additional financial support for the Scholars/ Fellows time. However, because of the program’s alignment with the EMSC global mission, Scholars and Fellows will have access to other resources and personnel within the EIIC.


No, Scholars and Fellows will not be required to travel for the length of their appointment. The EMSC program engages individuals from all US states and territories, so all activities will be held virtually.


EMSC Scholars Program: 2-4 hours per week

EMSC Fellows Program: 2-4 hours per month


Both the Scholars and Fellows program have an appointment length of 1 – 2 years.


In an effort to grow future leaders within the EMSC space, the EIIC offers two opportunities to engage early career clinicians and health systems trainees. The main differences between the Scholars and Fellows program are listed below.

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Yes, you are welcome to apply for both the Scholars and Fellows program. If you chose to do so, please submit an application for each program. If you’d like to have one Letter of Recommendation for both applications please email Wrandi Carter, MPH (wrandi.carter@austin.utexas.edu) to ensure that the letter is connected to both applications.


While the work we do is directly related to healthcare systems, it is not expected that each Scholar or Fellow will be directly involved in patient care. In fact, individuals involved in healthcare administration, health policy, and public health may be well suited for both programs.


Yes, medical students are welcome to apply to both the Scholars and Fellows program.


Yes, the Scholars project is meant to be a unique project focused on a key area(s) of interest. If you are selected as an EMSC Scholar, we will work with you to ensure that your project fulfills the requirements for your capstone project.


No, individuals of all ages are welcome to apply for the program. Both the Scholars and the Fellows program are geared toward growing leaders within the EMSC space, regardless of age.


Notifications of Selection will be sent out no later than February 15, 2021.

General Application


The EMSC Scholars and Fellows Program is open to early career (<5yrs post training) clinicians and health-systems professionals including but not limited to:

  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Paramedics
  • Nurses
  • Advanced practice providers
  • Physicians
  • Graduate students in a related field (i.e. health policy, healthcare administration, and public health)
  • Early career faculty in a related field (i.e. health policy, healthcare administration, and public health)

If you would like to apply to the EMSC Scholars or Fellows Program, please complete the application by January 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM CT. It is highly recommended that you utilize the corresponding Reference Guide to aid in the application process. Notifications of selection will be sent out by February 15, 2021.


We are asking applicants to submit one Letter of Recommendation. In the application there is a section asking for the name, title and email of the individual writing the Letter of Recommendation. In acknowledgement that many individuals writing a Letter of Recommendation would like to submit without the applicant reading the letter, we are asking for the individual writing the Letter of Recommendation to email their letter to Wrandi Carter, MPH (wrandi.carter@austin.utexas.edu) with the subject “EMSC Scholars/ Fellows Program Letter of Recommendation – Applicant Name”.


Once a Letter of Recommendation is received, we will map it to your application and send an email to the address listed on your application. Only applications with a Letter of Recommendation submitted by January 15, 2021 will be reviewed for a Scholar or Fellow position.

EMSC Scholars Program


Work products can include but are not limited to:

  • Abstracts or scholarly manuscripts
  • Conference or poster presentations
  • Educational tools, resources, or presentations
  • Essays, editorials or commentaries
  • Advocacy campaign or flyer
  • Social media campaigns
  • Blogs
  • Programs or workshops you’ve developed
  • Marketing efforts
  • Data visualization technique

Yes. The EMSC Scholars will work alongside EIIC leaders to develop and implement a unique project focused on two or more key areas of interest. In order to better align your goals with those of the EIIC, please select the top three areas that you would be most interested in exploring for your project. To learn more about the areas of interest available for Scholars, please visit our website here.


The EMSC Scholars Program Orientation is meant to welcome Scholars to the program and provide an introduction to the EMS for Children Program, the EIIC, potential projects, and next steps. If you are applying for the EMSC Scholars Program, please put a hold on your calendar for the orientation on February 22, 2021 from 10-11:30 AM CT.

EMSC Fellows Program


No. You may select up to 3 areas of interest but you are only required to submit your first choice. If you do not have a second and/ or third choice, please select “None” for the corresponding questions on the application. To learn more about the areas of interest available for Fellows, please visit our website here.

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For more information, questions, or issues, please email Wrandi Carter, MPH at wrandi.carter@austin.utexas.edu