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.
Check out the Vanderbilt entry from the EMRA Medical Student Council video interview series live from ACEP 2022. This video highlights two of our Chief Residents, Dr. Emily Pauw and Dr. Gabby Leonard. It covers what they love about Vandy EM and why it is a great place to work and train.
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.
EPISODE VIII: IDEA with Dr. Tyson
Listen to Dr. Dorris Powell-Tyson, the Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism (IDEA) discuss her role, new initiatives, and future directions for the Emergency Department.
Enjoy a collection of cases from our Tuesday afternoon case conference presented by residents and faculty