The mission of the Weill Cornell-Aga Khan Global Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship is to train emergency physicians for academic careers in global emergency care research.
Our vision is to develop future leaders in global emergency care focused on addressing health disparities, emergency care system strengthening, and delivering high-quality acute and emergency care for populations globally through innovation and research.
Graduates of the Fellowship should have the necessary skills to enter a career in Global Emergency Medicine research.
The fellowship program is designed to provide physicians the opportunity to obtain:
The breadth of expertise both within the Department of Emergency Medicine and across both Weill Cornell Medical College and the Aga Khan University Center of Excellence for Emergencies and Trauma will allow fellows to gain focused research mentorship.
The Global EM Research fellowship program adopts a deliberate practice approach to training where training objectives are achieved through purposeful and systematic learning. The curriculum framework hinges on the pursuit of personal improvement across four essential components via well-defined, specific goals within targeted areas of development. The research topics and field sites for each fellow will be tailored to their own self-identified core interests. Knowledge acquired will be reinforced using focused mentorship strategies and training will be strengthened using continuous formative and summative assessment linked to performance.
Objectives of the Fellowship:
Fellows will achieve the following three objectives during the two-year program:
The curriculum has four components:
Upon completion of the Global Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship, fellows will have:
Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) has strong and diverse global health faculty, many of whom are conducting NIH-sponsored research. The fellowship director will be predominantly responsible for programmatic oversight, development, and monitoring of individualized training plans and successful completion of the fellowship objectives during the training program. Aga Khan University (AKU) is a premier research institution with campuses in South Asia, East Africa, and the UK. Its campus in Pakistan hosts the country’s largest emergency medicine residency program. Supported by Fogarty International Center at the NIH, AKU has established Masters and Ph.D. programs in emergency and trauma care research. AKU’s campuses in Kenya and Tanzania are in the early stages of establishing residency programs and provide a diverse set of opportunities for high-quality and impactful research and training.
The fellow will have the opportunity to identify a project mentor who will provide focused research mentorship on a specific topic. Fellows may identify a project from within the department of Emergency Medicine or from within the larger WCM community, depending on their core interests. Within the Department of Emergency Medicine, the following project mentors will be available: Dr. Junaid Razzak (health systems, clinical emergency care), Dr. Radhika Sundararajan (implementation science/community-based research), and Dr. Manish Garg (global EM education/capacity building).
In addition, the fellows will receive focused support, feedback, and monitoring in their role as academic faculty members. The fellows will work as Attending Physicians in the Weill Cornell Emergency Departments when they are in New York City. Dr. Rahul Sharma (Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine) will meet with the fellow bi-annually to review clinical progress and monitor academic development.
How to Apply
M.D.- or D.O.-graduates of U.S. Emergency Medicine residency programs are eligible.
To apply, send a personal statement outlining your research interests, global health experience, and career goals, along with a Curriculum Vitae to Dr. Walid Farooqi (Walid.firstname.lastname@example.org).