Applicant Information

Application Process

Applications will be accepted May 1st, 2024 through August 31st, 2024.  Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis if space is available.

Required EMS Fellowship Application Material

  • CV
  • Letter of interest/Personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation


Due to the change of the interview process to a virtual format, some applicants have expressed concern that they are less able to express their personality, background, and interests in this new setting.  Applicants may choose to submit a short video (not to exceed 3 minutes) along with their application materials.  This video can feature your “story”, hobbies, your family, or whatever else that you feel will enhance your application and better represent who YOU are to the EMS Fellowship faculty.  It does NOT need to be EMS-focused. AGAIN, THIS IS AN OPTIONAL PART OF THE APPLICATION AND IS NOT REQUIRED.

All application materials should be sent to Cassidy Shumway.

Fellowship Interviews

Completed EMS Fellowship Applications will be screened by fellowship faculty on a rolling basis beginning July 1st, 2021.  Once a completed application is screened, applicants who are being offered an interview will be given their choice of available dates from the list above. ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE SCREENED AND OFFERED INTERVIEW DATES.  Space is limited to two applicants per date, and dates will be assigned based on availability and space. ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW INFORMATION WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON. 

Applicant Social

There will be a virtual “applicant social” with EMS Fellowship faculty, fellows, and alumni scheduled the night before each interview date.  These events will offer a chance for applicants to ask questions and learn about the program and for EMS Fellowship faculty to learn more about applicants in a less formal setting.  Professional dress is NOT required for this event.

  • Match Day for EMS is: November 13th, 2024


Non-traditional Applicants

Drs. Schulz and Stephens in front of fire truck

EMS Fellowship Director Dr. Kevin Schulz and EMS Fellow Dr. Chris Stephens, an anesthesiologist, during a Fire Ops training day.

While EMS is a subspecialty of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, it is open to any board-certified/board-eligible graduate of an ACGME-accredited residency program.  At the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth EMS Fellowship, we are open to trainees from non-EM backgrounds. Since our accreditation in 2013, we have trained three non-EM fellows, two PEM-trained pediatricians (2017, 2022) and an anesthesiologist (2019). We are open to fellows from non-traditional training, and are comfortable developing a customized curriculum to ensure non-EM fellows are equally prepared when they leave fellowship to take on leadership roles in EMS medical direction.