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Chattanooga Emergency Medicine Fellowships

EMS Fellowship

EMS Fellow Kacie Sweat, MD

The University of Tennesee College of Medicine Chattanooga proudly offers an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

This is the first accredited EMS fellowship in Tennessee and continues to be a valuable learning opportunity for physicians interested in pre-hospital medicine and transport medicine.

The fellowship is a one-year program covering all aspects of EMS practice.

Each section of the program emphasizes a different aspect of EMS with related readings and text assignments, including:

  • Pre-hospital experience: major time in the pre-hospital response and setting
  • Didactic sessions: held weekly to discuss each topic and facilitated by core faculty
  • Journal Club: organized and presented by the fellow on a bi-monthly basis and held at a faculty member's house or as a night out with faculty (depending on work schedules)
  • Mentorship: by assigned core faculty mentors

Fellows are also expected to continue practicing clinically (a monthly obligation of four clinical shifts) in the ED at Erlanger Health System.

The monthly schedule is flexible to meet the individual fellow’s needs. After completing all orientation and training, the fellow typically has most monthly meetings on Tuesday mornings, a 12-hour flight shift on Wednesdays, and weekly didactics on Thursday mornings. All other days are free for ground response with HCEMS, research/teaching, responding to SWAT or search and rescue calls, or additional ED shifts (with pay) as desired. Weekends are usually free unless working in the ED or on a call-out. 


Frank Tift, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
EMS Fellowship Director


For more information contact:
Velvet Green, EMS Fellowship Coordinator

Ultrasound Fellowship

The Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship is a non-ACGME accredited one-year program sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine and our Emergency Medicine Residency. The Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Benjamin Smith, is an emergency medicine-trained core faculty member. 

The Ultrasound Fellow is hired as an attending physician and holds a faculty appointment to the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga. The fellow must meet these requirements by the time the fellowship begins:

  • Be a licensed physician in Tennessee
  • Be credentialed as a member of the Erlanger medical staff
  • Be a graduate of an accredited emergency medicine residency 


Interested applicants should direct their inquiries tor:

Ben Smith, MD, FACEP
Twitter: UltrasoundJelly

Ben Smith

Sep 16, 2022