International emergency medicine

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International emergency medicine (IEM) is a discipline that evaluates current standards and development of emergency medicine in various countries throughout the world.

Emergency medicine has been a recognized medical specialty in the United States and other developed countries for over twenty years. The term international emergency medicine generally refers to the transfer of skills and knowledge from developed EM systems to those systems which are less developed-including knowledge of ambulance operations.

In most developing countries, steps are being taken to develop EM as a specialty, to develop accreditation mechanisms, and to promote the development of emergency medicine training programs.

International emergency medicine is a sub-specialty of emergency medicine, and there are several IEM Fellowships in the US, where residency-trained emergency physicians obtain advanced training in international skills and systems development. These programs usually offer an advanced degree in public health to their fellows, such as a Master of Public Health degree.

Fellowships are provided at the following universities:

Duke Medical Center
Stanford University Medical Center
Alameda County Medical Center - Highland Hospital
Loma Linda University
Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California
George Washington University
Emory University
Medical College of Georgia
Rush University/ Cook County Hospital
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland
Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
University of Rochester Medical Center
University of Pittsburgh
Vanderbilt University
Rhode Island Hospital- Brown University

The International Conference on Emergency Medicine

The International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) is a conference held every two years by worldwide emergency physicians by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. This organization was founded by four national emergency physician organizations: the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the British Association for Emergency Medicine (BAEM), the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP)and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). Up until now the conference has rotated between the founder members, but numerous new members have been accepted in recent years and the conference will rotate to them as well.

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