International disaster medical sciences fellowship: model curriculum and key considerations for establishment of an innovative international educational program.

The western journal of emergency medicine

PubMedID: 20046234

Koenig KL, Bey T, Schultz CH. International disaster medical sciences fellowship: model curriculum and key considerations for establishment of an innovative international educational program. West J Emerg Med. 2009;10(4):213-9.
As recent events highlight, a global requirement exists for evidence-based training in the emerging field of Disaster Medicine. The following is an example of an International Disaster Medical Sciences Fellowship created to fill this need. We provide here a program description, including educational goals and objectives and a model core curriculum based on current evidence-based literature. In addition, we describe the administrative process to establish the fellowship. Information about this innovative educational program is valuable to international Disaster Medicine scholars, as well as U. S. institutions seeking to establish formal training in Disaster Medical Sciences.