The Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine Fellowship is celebrating its 23rd year of training fellows. We have a large and diverse staff, and large patient volumes that offer an extraordinary opportunity for our Fellows. We are ACGME accredited for 5 training positions a year, making us the largest ACGME fellowship in the United States. The Fellowship is a one year in length consisting of primary site responsibilities shared at our West Jefferson Medical Center Hyperbaric Medicine Department and at our Emergency Medicine Residency-Affiliated site at The Spirit of Charity Trauma Center / Interim LSU Hospital. In MAY of 2015, we will be moving into the brand new facility – UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER – a Level One Trauma Center in the heart of New Orleans.
Under the direction of Christine Butts, MD, our Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship trained faculty, emergency ultrasound has become a well-established part of daily practice and the emergency medicine curriculum at LSU. The Emergency Ultrasound division provides teaching for medical students, interns, residents, and fellows.
We are excited to be opening our application season during the fall of 2016 for fellows wishing to start in July of 2017. The information provided here is intended to serve as a general overview of the fellowship.
The fellowship’s general curriculum is planned to consist of four parts:
- Tulane’s MPH academic requirements
- Clinical work (average of 7 twelve hour shifts each month)
- Fellowship program academic requirements, including participation in international EM projects
- Exposure to domains of international emergency medicine not covered by the first three components.