EMS Fellowship

 

Hamilton County EMS logoThe University of Tennesee College of Medicine Chattanooga proudly offers an accredited, one-year fellowship in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) sponsored by our Department of Emergency Medicine. This was the first accredited EMS fellowship in Tennessee, and continues to be a wonderful opportunity for physicians interested in pre-hospital medicine and transport medicine.

 

 

The EMS Fellowship program at UTCOM /Erlanger Health Systems is a well-rounded, one year program covering all aspects of EMS medicine.


Each section of the program will emphasize a different aspect of EMS with related readings and text assignments. This includes major time in the pre-hospital response and setting. Didactic sessions will be held weekly to discuss each topic and will be facilitated by core faculty during the weekly conference days, which can be adjusted to fit each individual fellow's needs. 

Journal club will be organized and presented by the fellow on a bi-monthly basis, whch may be held at a faculty member's house or as a night out with faculty (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 4 clinical shifts.

The typical monthly schedule is quite flexible and can be arranged to suit the individual fellow’s needs.  After completing all orientation/training, the fellow will typically have a 12 hour flight shift on Wednesdays, weekly didactics on Thursday morning, and most monthly meetings happen on Tuesday mornings.  He/she will be responsible for at least 4 ED shifts a month, which can be done all together or split up based on the fellow’s preference.  All other days are free to be used for ground response with HCEMS, research/teaching, responding to SWAT or search and rescue call outs, or additional ED shifts (with pay) as desired.  Weekends are usually free unless working in the ED or on a call-out.

 

We are currently accepting applications for the fellowship.  Contact Velvet Green, EMS Fellowship Coordinator, at 423-778-7628 or via email at Velvet.Green@erlanger.org for more information.

 

Please view the links below regarding our current Initial Fellow Letter of Agreement and terms and conditions of appointment, as well as recruitment, selection, and appointment policy:

 

Initial Fellow Agreement

Recruitment and Selection Policy

 

Click here to view more information about our local EMS resources.

 

Updated  9/22/2017

 

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