If you or anyone you may know is interested in pursuing or exploring a PEM
fellowship, would you be kind enough to share this with them?
The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at
the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and LeBonheur Children’s
Medical Center, is excited to start another fellowship interview season! We
invite applications for 2 first year PEM fellowship positions to begin July
1, 2005. Our thriving fellowship program, one of the first in the nation,
has been in operation since 1990. We offer a breadth of clinical,
administrative, teaching and research experience, with a strong commitment
to preparing pediatric emergency physicians for all styles of practice.
Our annual ED patient census is 80,000. We are the major referral center for
all Level I trauma and critically ill patients in our region that includes,
western Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi & the boot hills
Our ED attendings and fellows serve as the “team leader” during
resuscitation of major trauma. We are also responsible for airway
management. This provides a unique clinical and procedural experience. By
the end of their three-year fellowship, our fellows are proficient at
advanced airway management including rapid sequence intubation and use of
adjunctive airway devices. Besides PALS, ACLS & ATLS certification, our
fellows are encouraged to attend a nationally recognized advanced airway and
emergency ultrasound training course.
We also provide a comprehensive procedural sedation and analgesia service
both, in our ED, as well as the radiology suites at Le Bonheur and St. Jude
Children’s Hospital. This experience provides our fellows with exposure to a
broad therapeutic armamentarium including nitrous oxide, propofol, ketamine,
etomidate, pentobarbital and peripheral nerve blocks.
The emphasis during the first year of training is clinical, while the second
and third years have increasing amounts of participation in research. In
addition to a wide variety of basic & clinical research opportunities, a
unique program is available at the University of Tennessee in the Masters
Program in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, designed explicitly for
clinicians who want to develop these skills. Prior fellows have had abstract
presentations at national meetings and publications in major journals.
Current faculty and fellow research interests include procedural sedation &
analgesia, ultrasonography, trauma, infectious diseases, toxicology and
preventive medicine. Opportunities for collaborative research exist with
other divisions including critical care, infectious diseases, cardiology,
orthopedics and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. In addition, we are currently
in the process of developing a credentialing pathway for focused
ultrasonography in the ED.
Administrative experience is available in a variety of forums. Our faculty
and senior fellows serve on several hospital committees. Our fellows are
involved in teaching resident mock codes and delivering periodic lectures to
our division and the hospital. Our faculty serves as medical directors for
PALS and PEPP and as instructors at ACLS and ATLS. Opportunities exist for
fellows to become instructors in the aforementioned courses and be involved
in their organization. Fellows present at our monthly Journal Club held in a
relaxed yet stimulating atmosphere, usually at a faculty member’s home.
Although we do not encourage moonlighting, we recognize the needs of
candidates with families and other fiscal commitments. Opportunities to
supplement their income and gain valuable independent practice experience
exist in our urgent care centers and sedation services that are staffed by
As Tennessee’s largest city, Memphis is very affordable, and family
friendly. Money Magazine ranked Collierville, one of its suburbs in its top
10 Best Places to Live. The Memphis Metropolitan area offers all the
comforts and diversity of urban living with close proximity to natural
treasures like the Tennessee Rivers and mountains, Arkansas’ Hot Springs
lake resort, and the Ozark Mountains. Memphis is the birthplace of Rhythm
and Blues and home to Elvis Presley, Beale Street, the NBA Memphis
Grizzlies, Triple A baseball team—Memphis Redbirds, the World’s Best
Barbeque, the Orpheum Theatre, and the Memphis Zoo, to name a few!!
We believe that our program offers a well-rounded educational experience
that can be tailored to your interests. Come join our family!
Please check us out on the web at:
We would love to hear from you.
Dr. Camilla Forsythe, MD, Fellowship Director, and the rest of the Division:
Barry Gilmore, MD; Sandip Godambe, MD; Rick Hanna, MD; Martin Herman, MD;
Amy Hertz, MD; John Knepper, MD; Tim O’Connor, MD; James O’Donnell, MD; Jay
Pershad, MD; Joseph Pollack, MD; Mary Sweeney, MD; & Joseph Weinberg, MD.
Please send all emails for more information or completed application
Ms. Cassandra Price: (901)-572-5986 OR [log in to unmask]
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics,
LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, University of Tennessee Health Sciences
50 North Dunlap, Memphis, TN 38103
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