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Chattanooga Emergency Medicine Fellowships

EMS Fellowship

LifeForce on the Helipad

The University of Tennesee College of Medicine Chattanooga proudly offers an accredited fellowship in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) sponsored by our Department of Emergency Medicine.

This is the first accredited EMS fellowship in Tennessee and continues to be a wonderful opportunity for physicians interested in pre-hospital medicine and transport medicine.

The EMS Fellowship at the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and Erlanger Health System is a one-year program covering all aspects of EMS medicine.

Shoshana Rosenthal
Current EMS Fellow, Shoshana Rosenthal, MD

Each section of the program emphasizes a different aspect of EMS with related readings and text assignments. This includes:

  • Pre-hospital experience – major time in the pre-hospital response and setting
  • Didactic sessions – held weekly to discuss each topic and facilitated by core faculty
  • Journal Club – organized and presented by the fellow on a bi-monthly basis and held at a faculty member's house or as a night out with faculty (depending on work schedules)
  • Mentorship – by assigned core faculty mentors

Fellows are also expected to continue practicing clinically within the Emergency Department at Erlanger Health Systems with a monthly obligation of four clinical shifts.

The typical monthly schedule is flexible to meet the individual fellow’s needs. After completing all orientation and training, the fellow will typically have a 12-hour flight shift on Wednesdays, weekly didactics on Thursday morning, and most monthly meetings on Tuesday morning. He/she is responsible for at least four monthly ED shifts. All other days are free for ground response with HCEMS, research/teaching, responding to SWAT or search and rescue calls, or additional ED shifts (with pay) as desired. Weekends are usually free unless working in the ED or on a call-out. 

For more information contact:
Velvet Green, EMS Fellowship Coordinator
423.778.7628
Velvet.Green@erlanger.org

Ultrasound Fellowship

The Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship is a non-ACGME accredited one-year program sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine and our Emergency Medicine Residency. The Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Benjamin Smith, is an emergency medicine-trained core faculty member. 

The Ultrasound Fellow is hired as an attending physician and holds a faculty appointment to the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga. The fellow must meet these requirements by the time the fellowship begins:

  • Be a licensed physician in Tennessee
  • Be credentialed as a member of the Erlanger medical staff
  • Be graduates of an accredited Emergency Medicine Residency 


Interested applicants should direct their inquiries to the Fellowship Director:

Ben Smith

Benjamin Smith, MD, FACEP
Ultrasound Fellowship Director
bensmith.md@gmail.com

Last Published: Sep 28, 2020