Emergency Medicine Observation Fellowship

Advanced Degree: optional
ACGME Accredited: no
Length of Fellowship: 1 year (2 years with Masters)
Start:  July 1
Number of Positions: 1 per year


The Emory University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine offers a one to two-year Observation Medicine Fellowship. This fellowship is ideal for Emergency Medicine residency graduates who want to become leaders in the growing field of Observation Medicine. An interactive approach will allow the fellow to develop both the clinical and administrative skills needed to successfully run an Observation Unit.  The Observation Medicine Fellow will have a faculty appointment with Emory as a Clinical Instructor in Emergency Medicine.

Training consists of 4 components

  • Clinical commitment: Fellows are expected to work 64 clinical hours per month as an emergency medicine attending physician in the Emory Healthcare or Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Departments.
  • Administration: The Observation Medicine Fellow functions in the role of an assistant unit director under the direct guidance of the unit director.  This role allows the fellow to be involved in the design and operations of the observation unit.
  • Education: The Observation Medicine Fellow will attend national training conferences in observation medicine, as well as monthly fellowship didactic sessions. The fellow will in turn educate residents, faculty and staff on condition protocols, patient selection, and clinical issues relevant to observation medicine. 
  • Research:  To develop expertise and better understand the research process, the fellow will work with faculty to design and carry out a research project relevant to the field of Observation Medicine.

 Professional Development

  • The Fellow will be sponsored by the Dept to attend an Observation Medicine conference or the Society of Chest Pain Centers Annual Meeting.
  • The Fellow will be sponsored to attend one academic meeting (SAEM/ACEP) to present their research and participate in the Observation Medicine Interest Groups.
  • The Fellow will be expected to attend the Dept of Emergency Medicine’s New Faculty Orientation and the Fellows’ Curriculum series. 

Contact Us

For more information about any of Emory’s Emergency Medicine Observation Medicine Fellowship, please contact:


Michael Ross, MD