Event Medicine at Arrowhead Stadium
The ACGME Accredited EMS and Disaster Medicine fellowship is designed for the Emergency Medicine trained physicians interested in a successful career in EMS and Disaster medicine through extensive instruction in the field of out-of-hospital medicine including EMS systems and design, practice of evidence-based prehospital medicine, EMS research, event/mass-gathering medicine, disaster planning and response, critical care and interfacility transport, and special operations in EMS.
Year Fellowship Started: 2022
Length of Fellowship: 1 Year
Number of Clinical Hours: 4-6 shifts per month (8-hour shifts)
Fellows attend ED-, EMS- and health system-level meetings. Fellows learn from program mentors who hold departmental, hospital-level and EMS leadership roles. Fellows teach emergency medicine residents core EMS topics. In addition, fellows work as attendings in an academic emergency department staffed by emergency medicine and off-service residents as well as mid-level providers.
Number of Sites
- The University of Kansas Health System Emergency Department
- Kansas City Kansas Fire Department
- Johnson County MED-ACT
- HealthStar One Air Medical Specialty Transport Team
- LifeStar of Kansas Air Medical Service
- University of Kansas Event Medicine
- GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs, large concerts such as Garth Brooks, Kenney Chesney, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, etc.)
- Kauffman Stadium (Kanas City Royals, large concerts)
- T-Mobile Center
Number of Positions Per Year: 1
Application Deadline: Rolling
Interviews Scheduled: Rolling
Fellows Chosen: Rolling
In accordance with ACGME requirements, there will be a minimum of 3 hours planned didactic sessions per week to be structured and led by the EMS faculty. These didactic sessions will comprehensively cover the core content for EMS as presented in the National Association of EMS Physicians two volume text, Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight. The sessions will be delivered by classroom lecture, simulation, problem-based learning, and supervised practicum. The didactic sessions will also include administrative seminars, journal review, morbidity, and mortality conferences, research seminars, and joint co-conferences
sponsored with other disciplines.
The fellow will attend the National Association of EMS Physicians Medical Director’s Course, which provides exposure to a broad range of leading educators in EMS and national perspective related to the field.
The fellow will attend the National Association of EMS Physicians Medical Director’s Course which provides exposure to a broad range of leading educators in EMS and national perspective related to the field.
The fellow will gain practice-oriented experience in a variety of EMS settings including Johnson County MED-ACT, Kansas City Kansas Fire Department, LifeStar/HealthStar HEMS, The University of Kansas Health System Event Medicine, and attendance at state, regional, and national committees. These experiences will enhance the didactic curriculum to ensure fulfillment of the educational mission and complete ACGME requirements by providing the fellow:
- provision of direct and indirect medical oversight under supervision of the EMS faculty
- field clinical experience encompassing the breadth of prehospital medicine
- review, revision, and creation of protocols
- design implementation, and participation in quality assurance, quality improvement, and sentinel event investigation
- participation in air and ground based critical care transport programs through field clinical experience and medical oversight
- participation in development, implementation, and analysis of mass casualty disaster/triage at an actual event and/or drill
- experience with local, state, regional, and national regulatory bodies
Research and Quality Improvement
The fellow must participate in scholarly activity that includes at least one of the following: peer-reviewed funding and research; publication of original research or review articles; patient safety improvement project; performance improvement project; book chapter author; or presentations at local, regional, or national professional and scientific society meetings. Fellows will also participate in any ongoing EMS research and quality improvement projects.
EMS Fellowship Faculty
Fellowship Director: Bryan Beaver, M.D.
Dr. Bryan Beaver is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine with special focus in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. He is dual boarded in Emergency Medicine and EMS/Disaster Medicine. He also currently serves as Medical Director for Bonner Springs Fire Department and Edwardsville Fire Department in the KC Metro.
Dr. Beaver received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed emergency medicine residency, chief residency, and Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Fellowship at Wake Forest University.
Dr. Beaver was an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine before returning to the University of Kansas in July of 2020. During his tenure at Wake Forest, he served as core faculty for the EMS/Disaster Medicine Fellowship, Medical Director of Iredell County EMS, Medical Director of the Wake Forest staffed emergency department at Iredell Memorial Hospital, and Assistant Medical Director for Wake Forest AirCare Critical Care Transport.
Interested applicants may contact Dr. Bryan Beaver, email@example.com for further information.
Core Fellowship Faculty: Dennis M. Allin, M.D., FACEP, FAEMS, FAAEM
Founder of Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Hyperbaric Medicine at the University of Kansas Health System, Emeritus Department of Emergency Chair. Currently Medical Director of Sports Venues at the University of Kansas Health System including Kansas Speedway, Sprint Center, Kauffman Stadium, and Arrowhead Stadium.
Core Fellowship Faculty: Allyson Briggs, M.D.
Dr. Allyson Briggs is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and core faculty for the EMS Fellowship.
Dr. Briggs received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She also completed emergency medicine residency, chief residency, and Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Core Fellowship Faculty: Ryan C. Jacobsen, M.D.
Dr. Jacobsen is an Emergency Medicine Physician who also has expertise in the practice of out-of-hospital medicine. Dr. Jacobsen provides Medical Direction for the Johnson County EMS System, Johnson County 911 Dispatch Center, as well as for multiple police agencies. Dr. Jacobsen is the Medical Team Manager for the Kansas Search and Rescue Task Force for the KC Region. He also serves as Chair of the Medical Advisory Council for the KS Board of EMS and as Vice-President of the Kansas Chapter of the National Association of EMS Physicians.