Global Emergency Medicine Division

Koval Kathryn

Kathryn Koval, M.D., MPH
Director, Global Emergency Medicine
Director, Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship  

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Edward O'Bryan, M.D., MBA, CPE
Founder, Global Emergency Medicine

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Lacey MenkinSmith, M.D., CTropMed
Senior Advisor, Global Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship

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Claire Milam, M.D.
Fellow, Global Emergency Medicine/Clinical Instructor

The Fellowship

The Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship is a program organized through the Department of Emergency Medicine (EM) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in collaboration with OneWorld Health. The purpose of this Fellowship is to promote hands-on clinical field experience, educational initiatives, and research pertinent to the advancement of Global Emergency Medicine.

This Fellowship is an Endowed Fellowship (The Edward C. O'Bryan, Jr., M.D. Fellowship in Global Health) and is one of only two endowed fellowships at MUSC. It has been in existence since 2016 and is available to Global Emergency Medicine Fellows in the Department of Emergency Medicine who meet certain travel, research, and clinical care criteria to serve at-risk populations locally and around the world. The Endowment is under the direction of the Global Emergency Medicine Directors in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

We are looking for flexible, dynamic, motivated individuals. The goal of our fellowship is to give you the experience and training to allow you to pursue your long-term global health goals.  Whether you would like to gain a breadth of exposure to the pillars of global health (refugee health, direct clinical care, research, education, or systems development) or to focus your fellowship in a particular area, the strength of our program is the flexibility we allow.  We also understand the importance of developing your own practice in your first year(s) as an attending.  You have the option to pursue a one- or two-year fellowship with us. 

To apply to the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship, email the program directors at In response you will receive an application form. Complete the application form and email to the program directors along with the following:

  1. A copy of your current CV.
  2. Personal statement: In 500-1000 words provide a brief description of why you have chosen to apply to our program. Focus on how your goals for your fellowship may be met by and are in synchrony with the mission of the Division of Global Emergency Medicine at MUSC.
  3. A minimum of one letter of recommendation is required--you may submit more.

In 2021, the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship began participating in the NRMP match.  For more information, please see the IEM Fellowship page and NRMP.

The Scholarship

Each year, the Center of Global Health awards one EM Resident a stipend of up to $3000 toward an International Emergency Medicine Global Health project with OneWorld Health. The Resident may choose from sites in Uganda or Nicaragua. The scholarship is merit-based.

Visit our main Global Health Fellowship Website. For more information email

One World Health


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OneWorld Health

OneWorld Health is a 501(c)(3) organization that fills the gaps left by governmental, temporary and narrowly focused healthcare efforts. We’ve created a smarter, sustainable, permanent approach that puts the power to heal back into the community’s hands. We build healthcare facilities that provide a full scope of medical services and are designed to be affordable and accessible.