The National Association of EMS Physicians® (NAEMSP®) and Physio-Control, the world leader in emergency medical response technologies, announce Michael Bohanske, MD, as the winner of the NAEMSP® / Physio-Control EMS Medicine Medical Director Fellowship.
The purpose of the fellowship is to train individuals for a career as a clinically focused EMS medical director who is board-certified in EMS medicine, to expand the commitment of academic institutions to EMS medicine as a subspecialty and to graduate a fellow with a passion for EMS leadership on a national level.
Dr. Bohanske has been dedicated to EMS for 10 years. What began as a job teaching basic first aid quickly grew into a passion for the treatment of critically-ill patients, and a respect for the providers able to achieve this in resource-limited environments. For the last three years, Dr. Bohanske has worked as an Assistant Medical Director for two local fire-based EMS organizations and served as a Flight Physician for a hospital-based HEMS service. These experiences providing care in the field, teaching continuing education, and performing quality reviews solidified his commitment to the field of EMS.
Dr. Bohanske: "I am very honored to be presented with this prestigious award and grant from NAEMSP® and Physio Control. As a medical student, I had the pleasure of giving a brief oral presentation at the NAEMSP® meeting in Fort Myers. I was amazed by the caliber of the program and the EMS physicians involved. The experience solidified my career goals to advance the specialty of EMS. I will utilize my fellowship training and award to continue to pursue this goal of becoming the best possible EMS physician."
The 12-month, $80,000 fellowship will cover related training and education costs. Fellowship applicants were judged by a selection committee based on their potential for a career as an EMS medical director and to become a national leader in the EMS field. The award will be presented at the 2015 NAEMSP® Annual Meeting (January 22-24, New Orleans, La.).
The application period for the current fellowship CLOSED, as of October 1, 2014.
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Dates to Note:
Open application process: July 1, 2014
Close applications : October 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm Central Time
Notification of award: November 1, 2014 (approximately)
Awardee announcement of fellowship site required: December 15, 2014
The Fellowship will begin July 1, 2015
At NAEMSP's Annual Meeting each January, we are pleased to present Fellowship Awards to those fellows who meet specific criteria during their fellowship, and whose Fellowship Director submits a nomination form.
Nominations for this year's award may now be submitted until the October 1, 2014 deadline. Fellows will be recognized at the Saturday Awards Luncheon during the 2014 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona.