The Department of Emergency Medicine’s Division of Out-of-Hospital Care (EMS) serves the community when health care must be taken to the patient. This involves caring for a time-sensitive injury or illness and transporting the patient to a medical facility as quickly as possible.
An emerging subspecialty of this emergency medicine division, disaster medicine addresses the medical response needed for the unique injury and disease patterns associated with natural disasters, epidemics and man-made events, including terrorist attacks and wars.
Emergency Medicine faculty physicians serve as leaders in the medical community and work with Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS), Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD), and Wayne Township Fire Department.
The Division of Out-of-Hospital Care offers a one-year EMS Fellowship as well as a Disaster Medicine Fellowship that focuses on preparedness and response to natural and man-made disasters.