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Fellowships

In addition to supporting world-class residency training programs in Emergency Medicine, the Department also sponsors fellowship programs to those wishing to pursue additional training in the domains described below.

To apply for any of our fellowship programs please reach out to our Program Assistant Catie at catie.hannaford@kingstonHSC.ca. For self-funded candidates please check under each fellowship for the deadlines.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fellowship

           

Dr. Joey Newbigging          

Emergency Medicine POCUS Lead

POCUS is integral to modern emergency medicine practice and will be an integral part of resident training starting from week one. By third year we expect all residents to be competent and able to independently perform all types of diagnostic and procedural POCUS.

The emphasis on POCUS as an essential skill begins in our Summer Bootcamp Series. Every year all residents participate in a POCUS course on core applications (free fluid abdomen, subxiphoid cardiac, abdominal aorta, basic lung and first trimester pregnancy). This is followed with by-weekly 1:2 teacher:learner supervised scanning shifts.

In the summer of the PGY2 year, before the ICU rotation, residents complete a mini-horizontal central line POCUS course emphasizing repetitive deliberate practice in POCUS procedural needle guidance. Every year are 3-4 POCUS workshops for the entire residency program that feature advanced applications (eg. advanced cardiac, nerve blocks, gallbladder, DVT, renal etc). Senior residents are involved as instructors for these workshops.

All residents complete an Advanced POCUS rotation in their PGY2 or PGY3 year. This rotation consists of supervised scanning shifts with POCUS fellowship trained faculty. Residents will develop POCUS competence in gallbladder, advanced cardiac, lung, IVC, DVT, MSK, soft tissue, nerve blocks, vascular access and POCUS protocols. We have regular EM POCUS rounds, multidisciplinary QSonic POCUS rounds, a breakfast POCUS Journal Club and an annual Sonogames.

Residents will have ample opportunity to teach POCUS to other learners such as medical students and more junior residents. After gaining competence in core applications, they are eligible to challenge the CPOCUS Independent Practitioner examination (www.cpocus.ca). On completion of residency all residents will have a POCUS portfolio of all of their studies completed during residency. Both the Hotel Dieu Urgent Care Centre and Kingston General Hospital have POCUS machines with an assortment of probes to allow for ample practice while you are working clinically and are linked with image archiving and feedback software.

Queen’s EM is a POCUS forward program with a faculty culture that emphasises POCUS use in all aspects of patient care. 

POCUS Fellowship website - https://criticalcare.queensu.ca/pocus

For more information:  POCUS@queensu.ca

 

 

Dr. Taylor Nikel

Dr. Shahad Sheerah

Resuscitation and Reanimation Fellowship

           

Dr. Adam Szulewski          

Resuscitation and Reanimation Director

Resuscitation is an emerging subspecialty in the field of life-saving medicine that focuses on improving patient care and patient outcomes. Combining a number of medical disciplines, such as emergency medicine, trauma, and critical care, the field of resuscitation medicine is on the cutting-edge of scientific advancement.

The Queen’s University Department of Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Resuscitation and Reanimation is the first training program in North America to offer fellowship training to physicians who want to focus on resuscitation medicine.
Established in 2008, the program brings together doctors from different backgrounds to advance their understanding of resuscitation medicine, crisis resource management, research, and education. Graduates of the fellowship program will lead the advancement of resuscitation medicine as a future subspecialty.

The program combines clinical experience in resuscitation medicine, significant exposure to learning and teaching with simulation, as well as regular academic sessions from resuscitation medicine experts. The program is flexible and can be tailored to each candidate’s interests.

Our fellows are a highly motivated group of individuals from a variety of medical backgrounds. Our graduates have been successful in integrating and formalizing resuscitation medicine into their careers by pursuing clinical, academic, and administrative roles related to resuscitation medicine.

We invite you to learn more about our program and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Adam Szulewski, MD, FRCPC, MHPE, PhD Program Director 

 

Dr. Melissa Bouwsema

Dr. Tahereh Hossenin

Dr. Akshay Rajaram

Dr. Ann-Sophie Turcotte

Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship

           

Dr. Susan Bartels         

Global Emergency Medicine Director

The Queen’s University Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship is
designed to prepare future leaders in academic international
emergency medicine by providing training in emergency disaster
response, humanitarian aid, international research and emergency
medical systems.

The two-year fellowship is tailored to a Fellow’s individual interests
but is typically divided between a Masters of Public Health (MPH)
degree, fieldwork, international emergency medicine training courses,
research and clinical work in the emergency department.
The curriculum is internationally-focused and up to five months
may be spent working abroad though fieldwork placements.
Opportunities for research and clinical medicine are also integrated
into the fellowship.

I hope that you decide to learn more about Global Emergency Medicine
Fellowship and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to
contact our office for more information.

 

Susan Bartels, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Program Director, Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Clinician-Scientist, Queen’s University

 

Dr. Ihab Al Asasfeh

Dr. Julianna Deutcher

 

Medical Education Fellowship

           

Dr. Damon Dagnone        

Medical Education Fellowship Director

The Queen’s University Medical Education Fellowship in Emergency Medicine (EM) is designed to prepare future EM leaders to become educational champions and scholars in medical education. Our program provides a positive, safe and inclusive environment to grow & learn as a developing clinician educator amongst a diverse group of accomplished faculty leaders & mentors in medical education .

The 1-year hands-on fellowship, combined with the Queen’s University Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree, is tailored to candidates designing a customized training experience in their choice of teaching & learning environments.

The curriculum is organized across a diverse array of medical education training experiences and will be comprised of: core curricular teaching experiences, desired selective areas, and a focused area of concentration for research & scholarly work.

Desired outcomes of the fellowship include providing a foundational experience to become an expert medical educator, a research scholar, and a collaborative leader within Emergency Medicine in Canada.

I invite you to learn more about the Medical Education Fellowship program in Emergency Medicine and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself & our office for more information.

 

J Damon Dagnone MD FRCPC MSc MMEd

Program Director, QEM Medical Education Fellowship

damon.dagnone@queensu.ca

@Damonjdd1

 

Dr. Laurence Baril

Dr. Sam Britton

 

Dr. Anh Nguyen