Stanford Emergency Medicine International Visiting Scholars Program (SEMI)
The Stanford Emergency Medicine International Visiting Scholars Program (SEMI-VSP) is a program for International Medical Scholars/Faculty who wish to work and train at Stanford University Medical Center for one semester. It is designed for physicians who have a strong desire to learn about EM in order to promote the development of EM in their home countries.
Background and Goals
Foreign physicians involved in emergency medical care already have trained in another medical specialty and often already have some clinical emergency medical experience. Thus, they are often more interested in learning the organizational, educational, and administrative aspects of EM as practiced in the US rather than the basic clinical aspects of emergency medical care.
The Stanford University Division of Emergency Medicine has developed such a visiting scholar’s program. Stanford is ideally situated for this program as all of the necessary educational, personnel, and facility resources for training in Emergency Medicine are already in place.
Goals of the Fellowship
The Stanford Emergency Medicine International Visiting Scholar Program aims to accomplish the following: ·To facilitate and encourage the development of Emergency Medicine in other countries ·To allow cross-cultural exchange between emergency physicians in the US and physicians in other countries ·To train and mentor international physicians as leaders in Emergency Medicine development in their home countries ·To familiarize fellows with the general systems of EM practice and training in the US ·To provide training in clinical education methods, research, and ED administration ·To provide knowledge of resources that can be applied to EM development, such as textbooks, journals, conferences, and the Internet ·To establish strong bilateral institutional and personal relationships for future collaborative work
The SEMI-VSP program takes place during the Fall Semester, with the opportunity to attend the annual Stanford Xtreme Emergency Medicine Conference.
A medical degree or its equivalent Reasonable fluency in both written and spoken English (e.g. pass TOEFL exam) Previous post-graduate training of at least one year