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Chattanooga Emergency Medicine Curriculum

Our three-year program is designed to prepare residents to practice Emergency Medicine in any environment in the world. You will have the opportunity to work with the region's emergency medical services, MedComm, and Lifeforce Air Medical Transport. The PGY-1 year is designed to build a strong foundation in EM and features multiple ICU rotations and dedicated time for Anesthesia, Ultrasound, and EKG training. The PGY-2 and PGY-3 years allow residents to hone clinical skills, publish original research, and develop administrative skills. Adult and pediatric EM shifts are combined in the final two years of training to provide continued exposure to variable disease processes. All rotations are one month unless specified.


  • Adult EM (5 months)
  • Anesthesia, Ultrasound, and EKG
  • Medical ICU
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orientation / Adult ED
  • Pediatric EM
  • Trauma Surgery 


  • EM (Adult+Peds, 8 months)
  • iDEPT (EMS, Neurology/Stroke, Ophthalmology)
  • Orthopedics
  • PICU
  • Research 


  • Administration / EMS
  • Elective
  • EM (Adult+Peds, 9 months)
  • Trauma ICU

Didactics Monthly Topics

  • JUL:  EM Foundations
  • AUG: Pulmonary
  • SEP: Toxicology
  • OCT: Pediatrics
  • NOV: Hematology / Oncology
  • DEC: Trauma
  • JAN: Trauma / ENT
  • FEB:  Cardiovascular
  • MAR: Cardiovascular / Infectious Disease
  • APR: Infectious Disease / Immunology
  • MAY: Renal / Genitourinary
  • JUN: Neurology

Last Published: Apr 16, 2021