Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program

The pediatric emergency medicine fellowship offers superior training at a Level I, free-standing pediatric hospital with an annual census of approximately 95,000 patients. Our fellows care for a variety of high acuity medical illnesses and traumatic injuries. Mentors are provided early in fellowship - and our supportive faculty are involved in quality improvement and research activities. A broad curriculum provides competency in PEM using bimonthly didactic sessions with lectures, interactive learning sessions and monthly simulation training. Fellows work alongside a PEM attending but still have plenty of opportunities to develop autonomy, supervise and educate residents.

Research Interests

  • Use of high dose intranasal fentanyl in the emergency department (ED)
  • Early administration of IV magnesium to severe asthma exacerbation decreases the hospital admission rate
  • Impact of terbutaline as adjuvant therapy in the treatment of severe acute asthma exacerbation in the pediatric emergency department
  • Financial impact of NPO times for sedation in the ED
  • FIRe: firearm injury research
  • Bedside ultrasound for confirmation of gastrostomy tube placement
  • HIV testing in the ED
  • Quality improvement of rapid strep testing in the pediatric ED
  • Time to insulin in DKA

Program Staff: Emergency Medicine

Program Director

Mindy Longjohn
Mindy Longjohn, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Residency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Associate Program Director

Fellowship & PALS Instructor Coordinator

April Smith, MSHSA