Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine

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This required four-week clerkship introduces the senior medical student to the specialty of Emergency Medicine and reviews principles of emergency care that will benefit a graduate entering any specialty. Students will work a variety of clinical shifts spread across different Emergency Departments including the Vanderbilt Adult and Pediatric ED, the VA, and Sumner Regional. They will work closely with faculty, fellows, and residents to formulate treatment plans, while also having the opportunity to participate in procedures and other therapeutic interventions. In addition, students may participate in optional experiences including EMS ride-a-longs, Lifeflight, and ultrasound. This clerkship has a significant didactic component and students will attend 3-5 daily interactive lectures with EM faculty including Dr. Slovis, Dr. Wrenn, and Dr. Pfennig. In addition to the morning teaching sessions, there are multiple hands-on and simulation experiences that allow practice of airway skills, splinting, minor procedures, and ultrasound. Students will receive both BLS and ACLS training during the rotation. While this clerkship is time-intensive and the required elements fill the scheduled 4 weeks, the course director will work with students to the extent possible to manage the scheduling challenges that may be encountered during residency interview season.

We will continue to offer visiting student rotations for interested 4th year medical students June- November. For more information, click the visiting student resources button on the right. 

 

We encourage you to apply to spend an excellent month of EM with us.  However, due to the increasing number of applicants pursuing EM every year, we cannot guarantee you an interview automatically after completing an elective at Vanderbilt.  The educational leadership team will meet after your clerkship to evaluate your academic record and EM performance prior to offering residency interviews.

 

 


 

Course Director:

Camiron Pfennig, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
You may contact Dr. Pfennig via email by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


For more information about this program please contact:

Kara J. Dyer, BSBA HCM
Department Education Specialist
703 Oxford House
Nashville, TN 37232-4700

Direct: 615-936-0095
FAX: 615-936-1316

You may also contact Kara Dyer via email by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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  2014-2015 VMS IV Academic Calendar *

 

Section Month Dates Holidays & Breaks 42-day deadline for Emergency
Medicine, Primary Care, and Immersions
28-day deadline for all other
4th year electives
13 May (13) May 12 - June 6, 2014 April 1, 2014 April 11, 2014
May 26, 2014 Memorial Day -
No classes/clinical
activities
14 June (13Y) June 9 - July 3, 2014 April 1, 2014 April 11, 2014
7 July July 7 - Aug 1, 2014 May 26, 2014 June 9, 2014
8 August Aug 4 - Aug 29, 2014 June 23, 2014 July 7, 2014
September 1, 2014 Labor Day - No
classes/clinical
activities
9 September Sept 2 - Sept 26, 2014 July 22, 2014 August 5, 2014
10 October Sept 29 - Oct 24, 2014 August 18, 2014 September 1, 2014
11 November Oct 27 - Nov 21, 2014 September 15, 2014 September 29, 2014
Nov 27 - Nov 30, 2014 Thanksgiving - No
classes/clinical
activities
12 December Nov 24 - Dec 19, 2014 October 13, 2014 October 27, 2014
Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2014 Holiday Break - No
classes/clinical
activities
1 January Jan 5 - Jan 30, 2015 November 24, 2014 December 8, 2014
Jan 19, 2015 MLK, Jr. Day
Program - No
classes/clinical
activities
2 February Feb 2 - Feb 27, 2015 December 22, 2014 January 5, 2015
3 March Mar 2 - Mar 27, 2015 January 19, 2015 February 2, 2015
March 6, 2015 Fourth Year
Retreat
March 20, 2015 Match Day
4 April Mar 30 - Apr 24, 2015 February 16, 2015 March 2, 2015
May 8, 2015 Commencement
5 May (14Y) Apr 27 - May 22, 2015 March 16, 2015 March 30, 2015
May 25, 2015 Memorial Day - No
class/clinical
activities
6 June (14Y) May 26 - June 19, 2015 April 14, 2015 April 28, 2015

 

For more information, please visit https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/registrar/visiting-students

 

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