Apply to become an EMSC or PPN Scholar or EMSC Fellow

  • Published May 31, 2022
Scholars & Fellows (Pulse)

The Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) launched the Scholars and Fellows program in 2021 in an effort to grow future leaders within the EMSC space. This program targets engagement of clinicians and health system professionals, with a goal to incorporate quality improvement methodology and a systems-level approach to improving the care of children. 

The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Scholars Program is designed to support clinicians and health systems professionals, or those new to the EMSC space, in becoming leaders in the pediatric emergency arena. During the one- to two-year program, scholars will work alongside experts in the field to develop and implement a QI, educational, or research project of importance to the EMSC program. Six national scholars were selected late spring last year with a wide range of topics represented:  Mental health, pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC), pediatric educational needs, and pediatric prehospital care.

The EMSC Fellows Program is designed to support trainees and career professionals, to become involved in the EIIC-led efforts to better understand systems-based strategies for improvement. Fellows are invited to serve on national steering committees during the one-year program. They are assigned to a single area of focus with national mentorship that provides ongoing support and opportunities for participation.

For the 2021-2022 cohort, a total of 32 professionals were screened and accepted in the Fellows program representing the following domains: 

  • Advocacy
  • Collaboratives
  • Hospital-Based Care
  • Knowledge Management
  • Prehospital-Based Care
  • Trauma

As final projects come together and appointment duration nears the end, it is time to begin recruitment for our 2022-2023 EMSC Fellows and Scholars.

Additionally, recruitment efforts for the NEW Pediatric Pandemic Network (PPN) Scholars Program will run concurrently. During the one- to two-year program, scholars will work alongside experts in the field to develop and implement a project focused on everyday pediatric readiness and disaster management and preparedness using a community based participatory research approach. The PPN initiatives will focus attention on empowering health care systems and their communities to be prepared to provide high quality, equitable pediatric care in everyday emergencies, disasters, and global health threats.

The Scholars Program is for health care professionals interested in gaining additional training in pediatric health care leadership. The program is open to both clinical and non-clinical professionals, as well as graduate students across a wide range of disciplines that support pediatric health care services. 

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To learn more about the Scholars and Fellows Programs and how to apply, visit the Scholars and Fellows webpage.

Application portal closes on June 30. 

For more information and/or questions, please email