Vandy EM URM Visiting Student Stipend
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt is pleased to offer a stipend for visiting URM students to complete a 4-week Emergency Medicine rotation at Vanderbilt. The selected student will receive a $2000 stipend to cover transportation, lodging, meals, and other necessary expenses. Applications are due June 1st at 5 PM. The application can be found here https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=A3MMMM4XJP.
Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt. The URM Visiting Student Stipend is designed to promote awareness about our residency program and increase diversity in the pursuit of our mission to discover and teach how to treat each patient with dignity and respect – anyone, anything, anytime – and to deliver this care every single day.
To be eligible the student must:
· Be in good academic standing
· Be committed to a career in emergency medicine
· Be committed to completing the emergency medicine rotation at Vanderbilt
· Have completed their core clerkships
1. Complete an application in VSLOE ( for the Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Elective. Please be aware that all institutional requirements need to be met (e.g., immunizations, etc.).
2. Complete the Vandy EM URM Visiting Student Stiped Application https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=A3MMMM4XJP
3. Obtain 1 (one) letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can attest to your interest in emergency medicine. Clerkship directors, EM faculty advisors/mentors, and non-EM faculty advisors/mentors are acceptable. Provide the letter writer with the following link to upload their letter: Notifications will be sent no later than July 6, 2021. Email with any questions.
The Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Experience
The Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Experience is a 4-week rotation in emergency medicine that will introduce you to emergency medicine and the initial management strategies for common life-threatening emergencies. You will develop an approach to common undifferentiated patient complaints and a practical skill set in acid-base emergencies, basic airway management, electrocardiogram interpretation, and electrolyte emergencies. During the week, there are daily course sessions designed specifically for medical students as well as procedure labs and high-fidelity simulations. You will complete clinical shifts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to gain a broad exposure to emergency medicine. You will work closely with emergency medicine faculty, fellows, and residents to identify sick patients and develop differential diagnoses and management plans. You will have the opportunity to participate in procedures and trauma resuscitations.
Develop initial management strategies for common life-threatening emergencies, including a systematic approach to the priorities of resuscitation.
Develop a practical skill set in acid-base emergencies, advanced cardiac life support, basic airway management, basic life support, electrocardiogram interpretation, and electrolyte emergencies.
Employ knowledge support tools such as evidence based diagnostic criteria, management guidelines, and point of care information resources to inform patient care.
Perform concise, clear patient presentations to residents, fellows, faculty and consultant physicians.
Integrate into the Emergency Care Team and employ flexible communication strategies with patients, families, and all members of the Emergency Care Team (e.g., physicians, nurses, paramedics, technicians, prehospital providers, etc.).
The rotation follows the VUSM academic calendar, and you must be available for the duration of the rotation. VUSM is committed to following the national guidelines. Rotations are available in August and September:
August: August 2, 2021 to August 27, 2021
September: August 30, 2021 to September 24, 2021
Eligibility for the Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Experience
To be eligible, you must be in good academic standing, be committed to a career in emergency medicine, be committed to completing the rotation at Vanderbilt, and have completed all of your core clerkships.
To apply complete an application in VSLOE ( for the Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Elective. Please be aware that all institutional requirements need to be met (e.g., immunizations, etc.).
Emergency Medicine is an amazing specialty and due to the increasing number of residency applications, we cannot automatically guarantee you an interview for a residency position after completing an away rotation with us.