Vanderbilt's Department of Emergency Medicine is a leader in clinical care, education, and research. Our combined emergency departments see over 130,000 patients annually. We are the only adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma center in middle Tennessee. Our Chairman and Residency Director make education their number 1 priority by teaching a morning conference 5 days a week, 52 weeks per year in addition to directing the residency’s five required hours of didactices each week. Every faculty member and upper level resident views excellent teaching as part of his or her responsibilities.
All of us at Vanderbilt believe in creating a positive learning environment both in the classroom and at the bedside. More than 60 faculty members, each with his or her own niche and many of whom are renowned educators, create an atmosphere of ever increasing excellence in education in a relaxed but challenging environment. Our fourth year medical student rotation is the highest rated required clinical rotation in the medical school. Numerous faculty are research leaders in the field of emergency medicine, several of whom are conducting NIH-sponsored research. Our department had over 50 peer-reviewed publications within the last calendar year. Details of our residency are provided in the residency section of our site. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist.