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The EMS Medical Direction Consortium or “The Consortium” brings together all the EMS resources within the University of New Mexico Department of Emergency Medicine. The consortium consists of multiple EMS medical directors, each of whom also serves as a faculty member within the department, along with our EMS fellows. This partnership allows the EMS Medical Directors to collaborate, to share resources and to share on-call responsibility. It also allows each participating agency to benefit from the collective expertise of all the EMS faculty members and fellows.
EMS services anywhere in New Mexico may contract with the EMS Consortium. EMS services may elect to have the Consortium serve as their full-time medical director, or may choose to have the Consortium provide specific functions such as on-line medical direction, assistance with quality assurance, assistance with special skill development, or short-term medical direction coverage when the regular medical director is unavailable.
The Consortium, in collaboration with the UNM EMS Academy, also sponsors the UNM
Department of Emergency Medicine’s
EMS physicians from the Consortium are on-call and available to our partners 24-hours a day to assist with complicated on-line medical direction issues. In addition, on-call EMS Consortium physicians are available for field response to assist affiliated EMS agencies with complicated clinical cases and mass casualty incidents, education and quality assurance. Thanks to generous funding from the TSFA, the consortium is available to respond Statewide to assist any local jurisdiction with major incidents.