When it comes to resident recruitment, we are looking for the future leaders of emergency medicine inspired by our vision to deliver timely, safe, effective, equitable, and personalized care to any patient, anytime, anywhere. VUMC does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status or genetic information in its employment. In addition, VUMC also does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

We are excited to review your application for our residency program. In keeping with best practice recommendations, this year we will be conducting virtual interviews and special e-recruitment events. Please submit your application through ERAS with appropriate letters of recommendation (at least one SLOE is required).

We are excited to have you learning about us and are excited to meet you! If we can provide additional information about Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine or answer questions you might have please contact our program coordinator, Tammy Tankersley.

Tammy Tankersley

(615) 936-1160


To streamline our interview process we will be using a "flipped classroom" model for interview days, applicants can review our program overview here.

Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine Residency is making every effort to follow the recommendations of the CORD Application Process Improvement Committee that can be found here. In that spirit, please review the following information about our recruitment season.

  • Our residency utilizes holistic application review and requires anti-bias training to participate in review

  • We are continually seeking guidance and education from local and national leaders and organizations on how to conduct recruitment in the most equitable way possible

  • We will be participating in preference signaling

  • All interviews will be virtual, even for local applicants

  • There will be no use of “hybrid” interviews

  • We will be participating in the Unified Release Date

    • Wednesday, 10/19/22 – Interview Invitation Notifications released to applicants – 6pm EST

    • Thursday, 10/20/22 – Interview Scheduling Opens – 6pm EST

    • Note: programs do not have to identify as county training programs to participate, we are not a county program

  • We will not release more invitations than we have slots available

  • We will allow a minimum of 72 hours after invitation to allow applicants to accept or decline interview prior to offering the slot to another candidate

  • We will release final status (interview, reject, waitlist) to all applicants by December 19, 2022

  • We anticipate hosting a few second look opportunities

    • These second looks will be entirely for the applicants to learn more about us

    • To minimize bias and comply with VUMC GME policies, second looks will be held after the rank order list (ROL) is certified

    • We plan to schedule and host at least 3 days and will not be able to accommodate requests to visit us on other days

    • No change will be made to the ROL based on second looks except in extreme circumstances e.g. grossly unprofessional behavior displayed by an applicant

    • Any changes to the ROL will be approved not only by our leadership team but by the Designated Institutional Officer


Frequently Asked Questions About the Application Process


1. What is the minimum USMLE score required? 

Our program takes a very holistic approach to review applications.  We do not have a minimum required score. 


2. Do you accept international medical school graduates?

Yes, we do. Applicants should be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates at the time of application. 


3. Do you offer visa sponsorship?

Yes, we can sponsor both H1 and J1 visas.


4. Do you have a time-since-graduation cut off?

No, we do not.


5. By the time of application, do I need to have completed the USMLE Step 2 CS?

No, you can always update your application.  It is advised that you contact the program manager regarding any updates made to your application so the information can be shared with our application review committee.