Mission & Highlights

Our program is carefully tailored to provide each fellow with a unique and comprehensive experience to prepare them for a successful career in clinical and academic pediatric emergency medicine. We accept graduates who have completed an RRC accredited pediatric residency or emergency residency program. We are a three year program for all fellows, with the third year typically required to complete their scholarly work and research project.

We moved into a brand new ED in December 2010, with 62 patient care beds making us one of the largest pediatric ED's in the nation!!


  1. High volume ED (top 10 pediatric census in the nation) & high level of acuity with exposure to the breadth & depth of our specialty.
  2. "Level 1" trauma experience with PEM's as the initial team leaders.
  3. PEM faculty with diverse personal and professional interests.
  4. Coverage provided by board eligible or certified PEM physicians, 24/7.
  5. Fellows function as "Junior" attendings.
  6. Moonlighting is encouraged as long as it does not interfere with core learning.
  7. Active research program in applications of bedside ultrasonography in the PEM. Dedicated portable ultrasound machine for use in the department.
  8. Simulation training with mock code exercises.
  9. Fellows encouraged to pursue their passion as part of their administrative and scholarly contributions to the division.
  10. Flexible ED leadership and management style with focus on customer satisfaction and trialing of new processes.
  11. Collaborative relationship with other divisions like pediatric orthopedics, cardiology, radiology, ICU, ID, nursing and core pediatric residency program.
  12. Professional practice management resources with education in accurate coding, documentation & RVU capture.
  13. Active ED procedural sedation program with use of wide range of agents including ketamine, propofol, nitrous oxide & etomidate.
  14. Our program received full accreditation by ACGME in 2009 for the next 5 years.

Contact Us

Pediatric Emergency
Medicine Fellowship Program

Mindy Longjohn, MD
Program Director

Program Coordinator
April Smith
Phone: (901) 287-5265
Email: asmit359@uthsc.edu