The University of Tennessee Health Science
The Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of EMS
An unexpected opening for an approved one year fellowship has opened at The University of Tennessee Health Sciences. The applicant must be a graduate of approved Emergency Medicine Residency.
The University of Tennessee EMS fellowship offered through the Department of Emergency Medicine currently received ACGME accreditation effective July 1, 2014. At the completion of this fellowship, graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide prehospital clinical care in a variety of settings. Fellows will be eligible to sit for their EMS board certification exam as new graduates; the fellows will work as attending physicians in the emergency department not only to maintain and develop their skills post residency, but also to allow them to become leaders in the field of emergency medicine and EMS.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) fellows will have the benefit of training in a regional system of EMS care that provides a diverse patient population and response environment. Their clinical experience will include time spent at the following locations:
- Erlanger Health System Hospitals: Through clinical practice at the largest base hospital in southeastern Tennessee, fellows will be able to monitor and respond to any request for online medical direction and provide other administrative support for EMS issues in the system.
- Hamilton County EMS -Through clinical practice with HCEMS, fellows will respond to a wide variety of urban and suburban calls throughout the Chattanooga Hamilton County area. Fellows will respond with assigned vehicle in a graduated fashion. HCEMS is the host EMS agency for the Chattanooga/Hamilton county area
- Chattanooga Fire Department: The premier first responder unit in the Chattanooga Metro area
- Puckett EMS: Erlanger’s primary scene responses and inter-facility critical care transport.
- Hamilton County 911 provides medical dispatch services for all of the Chattanooga Tri State Metropolitan area and an ideal opportunity to gain experience in the utilization of EMD services.
- Sports Medicine: EMS fellows will rotate with the sports medicine faculty to provide sideline medical care for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.
- Administrative Experience through participation in regional and state committees under the direction of state EMS director Dr Joe Holley.
- Aero medical with Life Force: 2000 Plus mission per year, opportunity to fly 2-3 days monthly as part of the crew
- Hamilton County SWAT- Tactical Medicine
- Chattanooga Med Comm: Provides all EMS online direction for Units coming to Chattanooga
Completion of Training
Upon completion of this subspecialty training, fellows will have the fundamental clinical knowledge and skills necessary to practice medicine in the prehospital and other austere environments. This training program will allow fellows to take the EMS subspecialty board exam offered by the ACGME.
-- Number of Fellows per year: 1
-- Length of Fellowship: 1 year
-- PGY-4 salary with benefits
EMS Fellow Administrative Responsibilities
Regional EMS Committee Meetings
Research- participate in ongoing EMS research focus unit project
QI – develop, implement, and complete QI project
Review prehospital care
Participate in ongoing provider education
The EMS Fellowship program at UTCOM /Erlanger Health Systems is a well-rounded program with 12 monthly rotations covering all aspects of EMS medicine.
Each rotation will emphasize a different aspect of EMS with related readings and text assignments. Didactic sessions will be held weekly to discuss each topic and will be facilitated by core faculty during the weekly conference days.
Additional lectures will be offered to add a more tailored educational experience.
One journal club will be organized and presented by each fellow. This will be an optional evening out depending on work schedules. The fellow will be assisted by assigned core faculty mentorship.
Fellows will also be expected to continue practicing clinically within the Emergency Department at Erlanger Health Systems with a monthly obligation of 6-7 clinical shifts.
Application and InformationVelvet GreenEmergency Medicine Residency Coordinator Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of Tennessee Health ScienceChattanooga Campus1-423-778 firstname.lastname@example.org