Regions EMS Announces next EMS Fellow

I am happy to announce that Dr. Eric Ernest has accepted a position as the next Regions EMS fellow starting summer 2013 through summer 2014. Dr. Ernest is currently completing his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Nebraska where he also serves as an Assistant Medical Director for the Omaha and Bellevue Fire Departments. He holds a B.S. degree in Emergency Medical Services and has extensive experience as a field paramedic. Dr. Ernest has also been heavily involved in Creighton University EMS Education teaching the next generation of EMS providers. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Ernest and his family!

Regions Hospital EMS fellowship began in 2010. Dr. Bjorn Peterson , our current fellow, is a graduate of the Regions Hospital EM residency and will complete his fellowship training in January 2014. EMS is now a board certified subspecialty of Emergency Medicine and the first board certification examination is anticipated in 2014. EMS fellowships will begin being accredited by the ACGME in 2013 and we expect our fellowship to qualify for this status. For more information see out fellowship website.

Aaron Burnett, M.D.
Assistant Medical Director
Regions Hospital EMS
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Minnesota


About Regions EMS Physician

Regions EMS is an academic department providing medical direction to over 1500 prehospital provders. We host an EMS fellowship and are affiliated with Regions Hospital EM residency. I am a practicing Emergency Physician and the Assistant Medicl Director for Regions Hospital EMS in St. Paul, Minnesota. My career in medicine started with my certified first responder-defibrillation (CFR-D) certification by NYS at age 16. I earned my EMT at 18 while I was employed by the Vestal Volunteer Emergency Squad as a BLS crew chief. During undergrad I transferred my certification to Massachusetts and was employed by several private EMS agencies over the next 4 years. For medical school I returned to NY and completed my MD degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Residency training in Emergency Medicine brought me to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where I had the privilege to serve as chief resident in 2009. From 2010-2011 I completed a prehospital medicine/EMS fellowship under the medical direction of Dr. RJ Frascone. Aaron Burnett, M.D. Assistant Medical Director Regions Hospital EMS
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