Please Welcome Dr. Eric Ernest, Regions EMS’s new Fellow

Eric Ernest_PictureDr. Eric Ernest, the newest Regions EMS fellow, has begun his ACGME accredited fellowship with us on July 8, 2013. Dr. Ernest earned a B.S. in Emergency Medical Services from Creighton University and then continued with his education at Creighton University College of Medicine, graduating in 2010. He has completed the Emergency Medicine residency program at the University of Nebraska as well as an EMS elective month at the University of New Mexico. He has street experience as a Paramedic in the state of Nebraska. During residency Dr. Ernest served as the assistant medical director for the Bellevue and Omaha fire departments. He was highly recruited to our fellowship and we are excited to have him joining us at Regions EMS!

As an EMS fellow with Regions, Dr. Ernest is an authorized medical control physician and may provide on-scene and on-line medical control via MRCC. He has a scene response vehicle and will be spending 40 hours per week responding to calls with our EMS services. At the completion of his one year fellowship (July, 2014) he will be prepared to sit for the American Board of Emergency Medicine sponsored board certification exam in Emergency Medical Services.

Please distribute this bio and picture to your crews as I’m sure they will be meeting him in person or on the radio very soon!

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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