Vanderbilt University

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. 

Choosing the right residency is one of the most important decisions you will make. There are a large number of residency programs to choose from, and each has its strengths and weaknesses. Our training program will allow graduates to pursue careers in academics, research, administration or clinical Emergency Medicine. We provide exemplary clinical care in an academically productive fashion. Many of our faculty have developed, participated in, or directed other emergency medicine programs.

Although spider bite is a common complaint in the ED, systemic loxoscelism is a rare and deadly consequence of undiagnosed brown recluse bites. Use the NOT RECLUSE mnemonic to keep from missing it.
We're pleased to introduce Dwayne D'Souza, MD, assistant vice chair of the EMRA Sports Medicine Committee, 2020-2021.
Clinical research guides the care your patients are receiving before they reach you. It pays to stay up to date with out-of-hospital evidence-based practices.
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Lessons from Interview Season: An Intern's Reflection on What Really Matters Interview season provides a great opportunity to meet leaders in the field of emergency medicine, build new friendships wi
Diagnose this Rash The Patient A 54-year-old female presents to the emergency department with a rash on her hands and legs that has progressed over the past day. She reports having used Lysol to clea
Corneal Hydrops: A Complication of Keratoconus The Patient A 36-year-old female presents to the emergency department with 1 week of decreased vision, pain, and photophobia of her left eye. She denies
Photophobia The Patient A 31-year-old female presents to the emergency department with 1 week of right eye pain, redness, excessive tearing, and photophobia. She denies any trauma, chemical exposures
Rash and Fever The Patient A 12-day-old healthy male is brought to the emergency department by his parents because of a blistering groin rash and fever that started 24 hours ago. His Tmax over that t
Blue Leg The Patient A 46-year-old male presents to the emergency department complaining of excruciating right leg pain. The pain began with a mild aching the day prior to admission along with some d
Anisocoria CASES Case 1. The Patient A 61-year-old female complains of sudden onset right eye pain, headache, blurred vision, and vomiting 2 hours prior to coming to the ED. Physical examination reve