International Emergency Medicine Fellowship

We host a two-year fellowship which is flexible, tailored to the applicants career interests, that yields a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a second certification (of the applicants choice). The second “degree” could be a Master of Public Health (MPH), a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), HRIC, Red Cross Refugee Care certification, an MBA, a Masters of Medical Education, Global Health Emergencies Course, an MPP or any other valid proposal approved by the fellowship director. The fellowship is non-ACGME approved (hence the flexibility) and seeks to optimize the applicants potential to transition directly into an international career and a leadership role.

The Division of International EM will prepare the fellow with close mentoring, substantial on-the-ground experiences and research. Tuition and travel costs are borne by the division during the fellowship. Intensive junior faculty development will occur throughout the fellowship with effective communication skills, lecturing skills, curriculum development and writing skills emphasized throughout the two-year process.

International conference presentations are an imperative. We participate in numerous educational conferences as sponsors, organizers, and presenters and the fellows will be actively engaged. We support FOAM (Free Open Access Medical Education) activities that optimize access to EM development in our partnering international institutions.

We seek highly motivated and dedicated applicants who have completed an EM residency in the US or Canada (ABEM or FRCPC eligible) who can be licensed to practice in New York State. The fellow will function as junior faculty during ALL their clinical shifts at Stony Brook University Hospital. The applicant should have a successful residency resume with strong letters of reference and a documented interest in research and publication (abstracts and peer review publications), along with evidence of international interest. The successful applicant will bring some language and cultural competency to the program.

Please submit:

  • a letter of intent;
  • a personal statement including personal, short and long-term goals;
  • letters of recommendation sent directly from three Emergency Medicine faculty members, and a letter from your program director (PDF is acceptable); and
  • a current copy of your CV, including contact information and language fluencies.

All documents should be submitted to

  1. Additional Program details, including application deadlines for the upcoming cycle, can be found on the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Global EM Program site .
  2. In addition to submitting the documents listed above, candidates must apply via the Application Portal on the SAEM website and candidates must also register for the NRMP Match.

Please feel free to contact us with questions via this page or contact the Fellowship Director directly:

Benjamin Fombonne MD, DTMH

Cell: (631) 942-3408