PROGRAM OVERVIEW

For the 2022-23 recruitment season we are trying to flip the classroom and let applicants review our program overview prior to interviewing with us. We hope this will save time and zoom fatigue on our interview days. Enjoy this conversation that was recorded on Aug 21, 2022 and features Catherine Burger (APD), Ti James (PGY1), Alexa Thomas (PGY2), Alyssa Seibold (PGY3), and Matthew Pirotte (PD). This discussion of the program can be listened to as a "podcast" if you want, we decided to use no slides or visuals so it would be easy to learn all about us while you go about your day. 

WHY VANDY EM? 

EPISODE I: WHY VANDY EM? 

Alexa Thomas (class of '24) talks with her classmates Joshua Campbell, Austin Tipold, and class of '25 resident Sarah Brown about why they chose Vandy and tips for surviving virtual interviews.

EPISODE II: POSTGRAD LIFE IN ACADEMICS 

Alexa chats with recent class of '22 grads Rachel Jennings and Nick Srica about how Vandy prepared them for an academic career.

EPISODE III: POSTGRAD LIFE IN COMMUNITY

Alexa ('24) talks with postgraduate Matt White ('22) about his new job and how Vandy prepared him for community medicine.

EPISODE IV: APD Chat 

Join Alexa Thomas (PGY2) as she chats with Assistant Program Directors Dr. Catherine Burger and Dr. Kaitlin Ray about their path to leadership, what makes a great Vandy EM resident applicant, and why they love working at Vanderbilt.

EPISODE V: Pediatric EM Experience

The pediatric experience is a crucial part of any EM residency program. Listen to Dr. Kurt Smith and Dr. Swathi Eyyunni (attending physicians) and Dr. Jay Petosa (PEM fellow) discuss the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Pediatric Emergency Department, the EM resident pediatric experience, and the PEM fellowship.

EPISODE VI: Chair Chat

Join Dr. Erik Hess, the Vanderbilt Emergency Department Chair, as he discusses why he chose to work at Vanderbilt, unique aspects of training in Emergency Medicine at Vandy, and visions for the future of the department.

EPISODE VII: PD Hour

Alexa chats with our PD Matthew Pirotte about his path to Vandy, the future of EM, and his take on the residency.

Case Conference

Enjoy a collection of cases from our Tuesday afternoon case conference presented by residents and faculty