NIEMS supports the U.S. State Department's International Leadership Program in Healthcare.

NIEMS & U.S. State Department Welcome International Visitors

Emergency Physicians from Uzbekistan visit NIEMS School of Health & Medical Sciences as part of the State Department’s International Leadership Program.

On behalf of the U.S. State Department, the National Institute of Emergency Medical Services (NIEMS) hosted visiting diplomats and emergency physicians from the country of Uzbekistan. The visiting physicians were interested in EMS training and suggested a collaboration with NIEMS to bring paramedic training to their country for the first time. The delegation presented Robert Berry, the NIEMS Vice President and his staff with a tyubeteika, the traditional national hat of Uzbekistan. The visit was coordinated by Julius Jackson, Director of International Programs and the NIEMS Office of Government Affairs.

Firefighter First Responders from Palestine visit NIEMS plus a local fire station as part of the State Department’s International Leadership Program. 

On behalf of the U.S. State Department, the National Institute of Emergency Medical Services (NIEMS) hosted visiting firefighters and administrators from the Palestinian Department of Civil Defense. Following a tour of the NIEMS training center, the visitors were escorted to a local fire station for a detailed inspection of U.S. fire and rescue equipment. NIEMS staff (dressed in blue uniforms above) included Paramedic Robert Berry, Director of Education; EMT/Firefighter Jessica Monday, Clinical Education Manager; and EMT Taneisha Lucas, Student Services Manager. The visit was coordinated by the NIEMS Office of Government Affairs.

North African Physicians visit NIEMS Headquarters while attending State Department’s International Leadership Program.  

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, the National Institute of Emergency Medical Services (NIEMS) hosted a conference at the Ronald Reagan International Building for visiting physicians from the Algerian Government Civil Defense Office. Guest speaker Dr. David Miramontes, former physician medical director for the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department, led an interactive discussion on new technologies in paramedic practice. NIEMS faculty, including Director of Education Robert Berry and International Programs Manager Julius Jackson, were on hand to discuss the latest trends in EMS education and research.  The conference was funded and organized by the NIEMS Office of Government Affairs.

 

Eastern European Physicians visit NIEMS Training Center while attending State Department’s International Leadership Program. 

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, the National Institute of Emergency Medical Services hosted visiting physicians from Kosovo’s University of Pristina Hospital for a day. In the morning the delegation was briefed on ambulance crew training and current trends in emergency care. Afterwards the physician group toured the Institute’s Washington, DC education and research center; of particular interest were the anatomy dissection and manikin simulation labs. After lunch, NIEMS arranged for the group to visit a 911 dispatch center, ambulance station, and hospital emergency department. 

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