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. Mentors are provided early in fellowship, and our supportive faculty are involved in quality improvement and research activities. A broad curriculum covers all the requirements of fellowship training including bimonthly didactic sessions with lectures, interactive learning sessions and monthly simulation training. Fellows will have opportunities to develop autonomy and 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

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
asmit359@uthsc.edu
901.287.5265