Northstate Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program 

Graduates of a family medicine residency program have an efficient pathway to board certification in emergency medicine through the Northstate Emergency Medicine (NSEM) Fellowship in Redding, Calif. This one-year intensive training program at Mercy Medical Center Redding gives fellows a strong foundation in emergency medicine and the advanced training they need to practice in both high- and low-acuity emergency departments.

About Our Fellowship — Didactic Curriculum

While working and training in Mercy Medical Center Redding’s 28-bed emergency department, fellows receive dedicated teaching from Vituity physician Partners and the hospital’s medical staff. They also experience longitudinal rotations in trauma and general surgery, critical care, orthopedics, radiology, and anesthesiology. Fellows evaluate and treat patients with the highest acuity in the department and perform a large volume of critical procedures.

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Only Fellowship of Its Kind West of the Rockies

The NSEM Fellowship Program is the only emergency medicine fellowship program for licensed and board-certified family medicine physicians west of the Rockies that is certified by the American Board of Physician Specialists. In addition to receiving a salary, fellows are eligible for comprehensive benefits, including health insurance benefits and paid time off.

  Highlights of the program include:

  • High-yield, one-week boot camp prior to start date that covers a full range of emergency department cognitive and procedural simulations
  • Weekly two-hour emergency medicine (EM) fellow didactic sessions and multidisciplinary conferences that cover a yearly curriculum focused on evidence-based readings, learning from recent ED patient experiences, and discussion and use of premier EM blogs, videos, and other asymmetrical learning sources
  • Monthly peer review and emergency services meetings, quarterly journal clubs, grand rounds preparation, and research
  • Procedural competency emphasis primarily in emergency ultrasound, difficult airway management, procedural sedation, orthopedic reductions, vascular access, and trauma management

About the Hospital

Mercy Medical Center Redding, a Dignity Health Hospital, serves 55,000 patients per year across the Northstate area. The hospital is home to a level II trauma center, a primary stroke center, cardiac catheterization lab, oncology center, inpatient pediatrics, cardiothoracic surgery, and other multispecialty services. It is in an area known for its outdoor recreation, with hundreds of miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails as well as fishing, camping, boating, skiing and climbing adventures in the nearby Trinity Alps, Shasta Lake, Mount Shasta, and Lassen National Park in sunny California.

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All applicants must be fully licensed, board-certified family medicine physicians and hold full medical staff credentials in accordance with family medicine guidelines. We encourage applicants who want to provide services and leadership among the critical access hospitals in the region.

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