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Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Deadline for Applications

August 15 of each year

Interviewing Period

September 1st through October 1st

The University of Tennessee Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program in Jackson, TN is an outstanding opportunity for family physicians who desire further training in emergency medicine and the ability to become board-certified in emergency medicine by ABPS (American Board of Physician Specialties), the official certifying body of AAPS (American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.). The AAPS' American Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEP) certifies the fellowship program.

Our hospital is the busiest ER in the state of Tennessee serving 18 counties with an annual ED volume of approx. 100,000 visits. There are 64 rooms in which fellows receive specific training in trauma care, management of acute cardiac patients (STEMI and others) as well as comprehensive management of stroke patients in a certified stroke center.

The fellowship enables the family physician to sit for the ABPS Board Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM). ABPS certifies both allopathic and osteopathic trained physicians in 17 medical specialties. The family physician is eligible for board certification through AAPS after completing our 12 months of graduate training.

Emergency Medicine Fellows 2020-2021

  • Ashley Self, DO, MPH
  • Melissa Ryan, DO
  • Jeremy Johnson, MD
  • Jordan “Jake” Pueschel, MD
  • Bader Kashlan, DO
  • Shivani Bhatnagar, MD
  • Elena Roumaya, MD

Six positions are offered each academic year. The curriculum includes 14 (12 hour) shifts in the emergency room and 2 (6 hours) shifts working at the UT Family Medicine Residency Program each month seeing patients in our clinic as same day appointments or ER follow-up visits. Fellows are required to participate in monthly didactics that focus on improvement of clinical skills and to enhance their hands-on training with ER procedures and ultrasound. There is also a 2 week training period in the emergency room at the beginning of the fellowship.

The salary is $74,000 which also includes additional benefits of professional liability, health insurance, as well as time for CME.

Requirements for application:

  • Completion of an ACGME or AOA approved Family Medicine Residency Program, with a letter of recommendation from the program director documenting training
  • Eligibility for obtaining a Tennessee Medical License
  • ABFP certification or eligibility
  • Must by ACLS, ATLS and PALS certified by fellowship start date.  The ACLS and PALS must be American Heart Association courses and other online certifications/courses will not be accepted by our hospital system. ATLS is American College of Surgeons.
  • Step 3 Score Report
  • 1 additional letter of recommendation (preferably from an ER Physician)

If you are interested in our program, please send your curriculum vitae (CV) along with a personal statement as to why you are seeking the position to Heather Cavness, or University of Tennessee Family Medicine Residency Program, 294 Summar Dr., Jackson, TN 38301.

Last Published: Sep 8, 2020