EMS/Prehospital Care AFC

Fellowship Program at McMaster


Eligible candidates include:

  • Senior or graduating emergency medicine residents (FRCP or CCFP-EM) in good academic standing


  • Practicing physicians in good standing with
    • CPSO independent or academic license
    • CMPA coverage or equivalent
    • non-EM candidate should demonstrate competence in the independent performance of EM skills and competencies related to their specialty and relevant to the PTM setting in which they currently or intend to practice


Interested Applicants Should Forward:

  • A current CV
  • A cover letter explaining how this training will be integrated into future practice
  • At least two endorsement letters. For residents and recent graduates, one of the letters should come from the Residency Program Director. For practicing physicians, one letter should come from a Department Chief or equivalent.
  • For international self-funded applicants, proof of financial support

All applications should be received by the end of September for a July 1st start date.  Select applicants will be notified for virtual interviews in early December.  Please email:  pgmefell@mcmaster.ca


Goals of Training

Successful trainees will be experts in the field of prehospital and transport medicine including:

  • Providing medical direction and delegation to other healthcare providers for the care of individual patients in the prehospital and transport setting
  • Providing medical leadership, direction and expertise to the system of prehospital and transport medicine.
  • Providing PTM medical leadership, direction and expertise to the broader system of health care
  • Providing medical advice and support to air medical and land critical care transport
  • Engaging governments, other sectors, agencies and communities for the development, management and coordination of prehospital and transport medicine
  • Educating others on topics relevant to PTM, and
  • Advancing the field of Prehospital and Transport Medicine through scholarly work. 



Curriculum Highlights

12 months at Hamilton Health Sciences Hamilton Hospitals, busy tertiary care academic centres including designated trauma, stroke and STEMI site.

Participation in field experiences including ambulance ride-outs and observation dispatch centre operations.

Participation in operations of HHS’ Centre for Paramedic Education and Research such as direct and indirect medical oversight, paramedic education, quality improvement and critical case investigations, participation in committees relevant to PTM including CPER’s medical council, opportunities for scholarly work.


Teresa Vallera

Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Vallera, Teresa
Division of Emergency Medicine Program Manager

905-525-9140 ext. 76207

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