Fellowship

Emergency Medical Fellowship

This is a 12-month fellowship to help prepare graduates for work in rural or suburban emergency departments. Available to Board-certified/Board-eligible family practice physicians, the PEP fellowship will involve hands-on training at an urban community-based hospital and a tertiary care referral/Level II Trauma center. The paid fellowship will consist of rotating shifts in the ED combined with focused ED classroom study, intensive critical care and trauma with Adult and Pediatric Intensive Care specialists and the Trauma Service.

Curriculum

SIMulation Lab will be monthly for critical procedure skills training. An emphasis in the emergency medicine aspects of trauma and medical care, risk management, ultrasound use, and toxicology will be seen during the weekly Tuesday morning didactics with ongoing Board Review sessions combined with Core Content lecture series. This training is geared toward refining emergency medicine skills and making the physician better prepared to work in an urban or suburban hospital Emergency Department.

Compensation

Two to six positions are offered yearly with a $75,000 stipend per year. Full benefits are offered including liability insurance, disability insurance, and health insurance.

Fellowship Flyer (pdf)

Why Emergency Medicine

Here is a short presentation on why emergency medicine might be right for you. Why Emergency Medicine

Fellowship application requirements include submission of the following:

  • Completion of an ACGME or AOA Family Medicine residency with a letter from the Program Director documenting training
  • ACLS certification
  • ATLS certification (prior to full credentialing)
  • PALS certification
  • American Board of Family Practice certification of eligibility
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A Letter of Intent

Fellowship Hospitals

Parkview Regional Medical Center

A new state-of-the-art tertiary care referral and Level II Trauma center with a 40-bed emergency department and an 8 bed fast track providing high quality care for high-acuity patients.

Parkview Hospital Randallia

A 36-bed emergency department in an urban setting with a proactive approach to providing continued health and psychiatric care access to the surrounding community.

Director

Tracy Rahall, MD, FACEP

Dr. Rahall graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at St. Vincent Mercy Hospitals in Toledo, Ohio. She joined PEP in 2012 as a full-time clinician and also assists in educating PEP providers. As an educator, she has an extensive background in Disaster Medicine, Risk Management, EMS, and Quality Assurance. She has also trained interns, residents, and paramedics in Emergency Medicine.

About Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne is Indiana’s second largest city and home to over 250,000 residents. The city is the three-time recipient of the All-America City Award and is renowned for its quality of life and low cost of living. It is home to a progressive business climate, solid educational opportunities, affordable living, arts and culture, vibrant sports and entertainment options, and over 400 regional natural lakes perfect for relaxing getaways and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities.

Testimonials:

“I enjoyed the PEP Fellowship (July 2018 to June 2019) and would highly recommend it.  I did the fellowship to have my skills evaluated as I was returning from the Mission field (Jan 2013 to June 2018) and had never worked solo in the USA system (Family medicine / OB fellowship June 2008 to July 2012).  The strengths of the program are its comprehensive training  via weekly didactics, dedicated ultrasound and airway courses, monthly CME meetings, monthly training in the simulations lab, trauma / pediatric rotations, physician attendings (specifically Dr A, Dr M, Dr P, Dr P and Dr P) and its training sites: PRMC Regional medical center, Parkview Randallia and 7 community hospitals.  Within 6 months, I began solo shifts in the community hospitals. I never felt alone, as I had access to not only the attendings at PRMC to review cases with, but specialists as required.  And, what about the cases?  Let’s just say you do not have to go to Africa to see poverty (financial and spiritual), sickness and atypical presentations. They exist here in Northeastern Indiana. Other great aspects of the program are the training sites which are staffed by PEP personnel, serviced by Parkview Health Care as a whole, and are on the same electronic health care system, EPIC. 

I decided to stay with PEP after the fellowship as I appreciate the supportive and encouraging working environment (not to mention the benefit package and monthly CME meetings), which have allowed me and my wife to do an “atypical” job share, her as a family medicine/OB doctor and me as an ER doctor.  Again, I cannot say enough about PEP’s ER Fellowship Program . . .  I enjoyed it, I highly recommend it and yes, I would do it again!”

Fred Pfenniger, MD

Apply Today

Online Application for Fellowship