The Huntsville Hospital Emergency Department offers a one-year unaccredited Fellowship in Emergency Medicine to provide advanced training and experience for the family physician who desires a broader base of knowledge, experience, and skills than in this area.

Curriculum

The acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes should occur longitudinally under the supervision of full-time EM physicians and/or their designees during all curricular elements which include:

  • Advanced Procedures Laboratory
  • ED HH ( Main & Madison )
  • ED HH Pediatrics
  • Trauma/ICU
  • Ultrasound
  • Anesthesia
  • EMS
  • Cardiology
  • Elective

Specific Objectives

  • Acquire procedural competencies in endotracheal intubation, advanced airway techniques, central venous catheter insertion, arterial line insertion and monitoring, lumbar punctures, complex laceration repair, incision and drainage of cutaneous abscess, joint aspiration, slit lamp evaluation, fracture/dislocation reduction and splinting, nasopharygoscopy, tube thoracostomy, procedural sedation and ocular tonometry.
  • Increase experience with the evaluation and management simple through complex trauma patients
  • Develop multitasking skills to enable efficient patient care
  • Further learning in the acute management of critically ill medical patients
  • Develop an understanding and practical experience with a busy EMS service
  • Learn focused emergency ultrasonography include the FAST, ocular, undifferentiated shock exams
  • Further understanding of 12 lead ECG evaluation
  • Gain experience with the evaluation and management of pediatric emergencies

Responsibilities

  • Graduated responsibilities in the evaluation and management of low through high acuity ED patients
  • Act as a leader to manage a high volume ED
  • Serve as a preceptor to residents, medical students, and mid-level practitioner students
  • Staff as an attending physician in the ED Observation Unit
  • Function as a team member in all out of ED rotations

Benefits

  • Stipend at the junior faculty member position
  • ATLS Course allowance
  • 15 vacation days
  • 10 sick leave days
  • CME reimbursement
  • Health and disability insurance

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Applicants must be graduates of accredited family practice residency programs (Allopathic or Osteopathic).
  • Applicants must be board certified or board eligible in Family Practice.
  • Applicants will be required to obtain medical licensure in the state of Alabama and a Federal DEA certificate prior to the beginning of the fellowship.
  • Applicants are required to submit
    • USMLE scores
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Personal statement
    • Three letters of recommendation from active members of the American Academy of Family Physicians, including the residency program director and the faculty members/preceptors in their training program.

It is strongly recommended that the fellow complete training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. A significant exposure to critical care and Emergency Medicine is recommended. Preference for admission to the fellowship program will be given to the graduates of the Huntsville residency program and to those individuals who plan to practice in rural Alabama.

Application Process

Contact: Angela Edwards, Program Manager UAB Huntsville Family Medicine