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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 approximately 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).

8 positions are offered each academic year. The curriculum includes 14 (12 hour) shifts in the emergency room and 2 (6 hour) 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.

The annual salary is $74,000 and additional benefits including professional liability, health insurance, and time off for CME.

Emergency Medicine Fellows 2023-2024

  • Bradley McMillen, MD
  • Glynn “AJ” Riels, DO
  • Christopher Bauer, DO
  • Danny Montenegro, MD
  • Tawsif Nadir, DO
  • Thomas “Rick” Sanders, MD  
  • Christopher Caangay, MD  
  • Jessica Coleman, MD, MS, MPH

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.

Aug 8, 2023