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A new Emergency Medicine fellowship training program has been started, with training at Methodist Hospital-North in Memphis, Tennessee, for Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residency trained physicians.

The program is a minimum one year program, with strong emphasis being placed on extending it to two years of training. Upon completion of the Emergency Medicine Fellowship, an individual may sit for the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM), which is given by the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS) after one additional year of full-time emergency practice. This is not the same as the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), which is sponsored by the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS). A graduate of the fellowship program would be able to say that they are “residency trained in family or internal medicine, board certified in family medicine and emergency medicine and that they completed a fellowship in emergency medicine.” Only those who complete a residency in emergency medicine are eligible to sit for the ABEM examination. For further details concerning BCEM, please contact AAPS at 1-800-447-9397 or visit their Web site at www.abpsga.org.

We are now fully accredited with AAPS/BCEM and are accepting CV’s/letters of interest from qualified applicants interested in this opportunity. Please verify that you meet the qualifications before applying (see the Apply section). Please send E-mail to cbailey@emfellowship.com.

Please do not contact the hospital directly regarding the fellowship program.

Sincerely,

Thomas M. Carr, M.D.
Director


Hospital

Methodist North Hospital

This emergency department treats over 45,000 patients annually. There is 24/7 double physician coverage in the emergency department, in addition to nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This double coverage guarantees the fellows a readily available mentor/supervisor to assist them with problem cases and train them in proper procedures and techniques.


Faculty & Staff

Thomas M. Carr, MD -- Director
Loren A. Crown, MD -- Educational Director
Chandra Bailey -- Coordinator


Curriculum

The fellow will spend ten months working in the emergency department at Methodist-North, for approximately 12-14 shifts per month.

One month will be spent in the pediatric trauma center at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, TN. Additional training in trauma will be available.

There will be monthly journal club meetings. These monthly meetings will also include a board review session, which will help the fellow prepare for board examinations offered by the AAPS (see boards).

Educational opportunities are available with community physicians of various specialties.


Benefits

Pay is $75K per year plus individual health/basic life insurance.


Apply

Applicants MUST have/be ELIGIBLE for a Tennessee Medical License, a DEA certificate, PALS/ACLS certification.

Please read carefully the requirements for licensure before applying. If you do not meet licensure requirements you are not eligible for fellowship.

Requirements for Tennessee Medical License

We are currently unable to sponsor visas.

To apply, please send CV/letter of interest and three letters of recommendation to cbailey@emfellowship.com. These items will serve as your official application.

Please DO NOT contact the hospital to inquire about fellowship program or status of application. Failure to respect this request will result in application being rejected.

You may also mail your CV/letter of interest to:

    587 South Belvedere Boulevard
    Memphis, TN 38104

All inquiries will receive E-mail response.


Contact

cbailey@emfellowship.com
Chandra Bailey -- Coordinator


About

Quick facts about Tennessee!

  • Tennessee ranks number 16 of the 50 United States with a population of 5,689,283. The total United States population as of 2000 was 285,230,516 people.
  • Cherokee silversmith, Sequoyah, was the only known man in the history of the world to single-handedly develop an alphabet.
  • The first ever written constitution in America was drafted in 1772 by the Watauga Association at Sycamore Shoals near Elizabethton, Tennessee.
  • Tennessee is known for its many musical artists. To name just a few: Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, and Elvis Presley.
  • More Civil War battles were fought on Tennessee soil than any other state except Virginia.
  • The Great Smoky Mountains National Park acquired its name from the smoke-like bluish haze that often envelopes these fabled mountains. This park consists of 500,000-acres and has over 1,400 kinds of flowering plants.
  • The Tennessee Aquarium is the largest facility of its kind which focuses on fresh water habitat. It boasts 7,000 animals and 300 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.
  • The Ocoee River in southeastern Tennessee is rated among the top white water recreational rivers in the nation. It was the site for the Olympic white water canoe/kayak competition in the 1996 Olympics based in Atlanta, GA.
  • The worst earthquake ever recorded in American history occurred in the winter of 1811-12 in northwestern Tennessee.
  • Another touchstone of African-American history is the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis at the Lorraine Motel where the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was slain in 1968.
  • Tennessee has over 3,800 documented caves. The Guinness Book of World Records lists the "Lost Sea" in Sweetwater as the largest underground lake in the entire United States.