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The PHHS Division places enormous priority on education and career development. The division has a rich tradition of mentorship within and among its members that extends to the EIP. Many employees of the EIP have gone on to careers in public health, nursing, social work, and medicine. Some undergraduate students employed by EIP have even become residents, fellows, and even faculty with the department.   

The PHHS division has dramatically expanded educational opportunities for residents and welcomed increased interest from residents in recent years as a gratifying endorsement of the division’s mission.  In 2020, we began a two year practice fellowship in PHHS, with the inaugural fellow, Dr. Kelli Jarrell receiving the SAEM Fellow of the Year award in 2021 for work in Social Emergency Medicine.  Fellows in the departments SAEM approved research fellowship have the option of focusing their investigation within PHHS.




Our priority is to allow extensive flexibility within structured offerings for participants to pursue their own content interests (e.g. social emergency medicine, epidemiology/surveillance, health services/operations, clinical informatics, community intervention, health department integration, etc.) whether from the perspective of education, research, and/or clinical service. This is true for residents as well as fellows.


  • The Population Health and Health Services Leadership Academy (PLA)
    • The academy aims to provide opportunities for  residents to develop expertise in the field of population health and health services (PHHS). It fosters leadership skills and provides career development for residents interested in fields relevant to population health and health services. The academy connects residents interested in careers within population health to mentors early in residency. Interested residents may complete a mentored project and adopt a leadership role within the academy in order to achieve certificate completion at the end of their fourth year.
  • Electives
    • Residents have the opportunity to pursue electives in Social Emergency Medicine, Advanced Social Emergency Medicine, and Street Medicine. Additional relevant electives include Medical Spanish and an array of existing electives that can be used to complete research or operations projects in PHHS. Former residents have also used elective time to create their own electives in public health and SEM electives, the foundation of the current existing elective options.
    • Global health and international emergency medicine have a rich history at UC. In addition to opportunities available Residents have the opportunity to work with various Global Health faculty and pursue international electives with our global partners. We have existing partnerships in Guatemala, Uganda, and Tanzania. Residents interested in pursuing other opportunities in tropical medicine and/or global health are able to do so with the full support and assistance of our PHHS faculty. 


The PHHS division typically mentors one medical student each year for a summer research project. Undergraduates working for EIP have continued their employment during medical school.  Conversely Masters of Public Health and Masters of Social Work students often complete practicums with the EIP. EIP often employees undergraduate students who ultimately plan to enter health professions.  

Other: Applied SEM at the patient/client level occurs through the Early Intervention Program (EIP), the clinical service arm of the PHHS Division.  This includes both the activities of health promotion advocates and other adjunct health professionals operating within the ED and program efforts to modify the clinical activities of ED staff.  The EIP is intimately connected to public health agencies and community based organizations, and operates on a continuum from the community to the ED to outpatient/inpatient healthcare settings. In addition to the above opportunities, students, residents, and faculty have a rich environment to pursue virtually any interest area within SEM whether the priority is education, research, or clinical practice/operations.

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