PHYSICIAN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The emergency medicine fellowship is a partnership between Relias Healthcare and North Mississippi Medical Center. It is a one-year intensive program with a curriculum designed to develop recent family medicine or internal medicine graduates as emergency medicine physicians. There are opportunities to work within our system as emergency medicine physicians upon completion of the fellowship training.
Clinical training is in the NMMC-Tupelo emergency department. The hospital is a Level 2 trauma center with a 63-bed emergency department. Our fellows work in the higher acuity areas of the department alongside attending physicians. The fellowship also offers EMS shifts. These shifts introduce the fellow to the pre-hospital management of patients.
Each week there is a four-hour didactic session which includes case presentation, clinical skills labs, core lectures and board review practice exams with discussion.
During the first month of the fellowship, the fellows participate in a procedure lab. The procedure lab gives the fellows an opportunity to learn more about commonly performed emergency department procedures.
Relias Healthcare offers other simulation-based training throughout the year which includes an emergent delivery lab, ultrasound lab and a megacode lab. We continually work to provide the fellows with additional learning opportunities in simulation environments.
Twice a year, fellows and physician attendings meet to discuss topics which we may be able to apply to the groups’ clinical practice.
Past topics include:
“The use of ketamine in the treatment of acute pain.”
“Balanced Crystalloids versus Saline in Acutely Ill Patients”
“Contrast-Induced Nephropathy: Monster or Myth?”
The application cycle begins in July. The education committee reviews applications in August, and then interviews for the fellowship begin in September.