Prehospital Medicine


The formation of an academic unit dedicated to the advancement of Prehospital Medicine (PHM) through leadership and innovation in:

  • Clinical care
  • Education
  • Research
  • Community support

and a progression toward becoming a Division of Prehospital Medicine.


  • Provide leadership in medical direction, training, quality assurance, program development and evaluation for the purpose of optimizing prehospital patient care
  • Construct an inclusive organizational vehicle to allow coordination and collaboration among a variety of individuals involved in prehospital care and scholarship
  • Create a framework to support and expand training opportunities specific to prehospital medicine
    • *EMS Fellowship Program
  • Support prehospital medical research by promoting and facilitating the conduct of ethical, relevant, valid and practical studies
  • Contribute to public policy development relating to prehospital care and be a strong advocate for public safety
  • Encourage innovation and inclusiveness of a variety of stakeholders by respecting and acknowledging the contributions of all interested individuals

Focus & Alliances

Central focus is EMS (ground & air), BUT…

  • PMH IG aims to create strategic alliances with a variety of professions and disciplines that have an overlapping interest in prehospital medicine
  • PMH IG offers itself as an academic home for any discipline wishing to collaborate for joint efforts

Membership Recruitment

Includes but not restricted to:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • First Aid Providers
  • Fire Department
  • Law Enforcement
  • Search & Rescue Personnel
  • Military Personnel
  • Community Public Safety Organizations
  • Public Health Officials
  • Health Authority Officials
  • Educators / Researchers
  • Government Officials

Strategic Alliances

Includes but not restricted to:

  • Mass Gathering Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Disaster Management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Military Medicine
  • Search and Rescue
  • Tactical Medicine
  • Dive Medicine
  • Flight Medicine
  • Technical Rescue
  • Cruise Ship Medicine