Emergency Medicine Residency
Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga. I honestly believe we have an outstanding Department, one that truly cares about our patients and provides an excellent training environment for our students and residents. Our Emergency Medicine residency program, the first in the University of Tennessee system, trains our residents for the future of medical care while providing them the flexibility to explore and pursue their career plans.
Two aspects of our program make it unique. First, the Erlanger Health System is a well-run healthcare system. Erlanger is chartered under a county health authority but operates efficiently as a urban, community and academic medical center. Our downtown campus sees over 90,000 adult and pediatric patients yearly , is the only trauma center within a 120 miles radius and is one of the largest stroke centers in the country. Erlanger is undergoing a renaissance of growth with new centers of excellence in Stroke, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Orthopedics and Oncology as well as developing plans for a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
The health system provides a tremendous variety of patients and a wealth of learning experiences. Our ED is preparing for the future of value-based care with the implementation of patient navigators and case management workers within the department. Emergency Medicine is well respected as a Department and we have excellent interdepartmental and interdisciplinary working relationships .
The second major aspect of our program is our faculty. We have a diverse faculty, with a range of interests and experiences to help guide our students and residents as well as provide excellent care for our patients. We have started Fellowships in Emergency Medicine Ultrasound and Emergency Medical Services and have an active HBO/wound care center. We run the EMS programs for the entire 14 region county. Members of our Department have served in a variety of leadership roles within the hospital and organized medicine and continue to be active in changing the future of our specialty.
New changes for our program in the future include a renovation and expansion of our ED. In addition, our East campus ED is booming and we plan on beginning a community rotation for our residents soon. As you can see, the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga/Erlanger Health System is a vibrant academic department that provides an outstanding experience for our students, residents, staff and patients.
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updated 02-2017 sm