Vanderbilt's Department of Emergency Medicine is a leader in clinical care, education, and research. Our combined emergency departments see over 103,000 patients annually. We are the only adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma center in middle Tennessee. Our Chairman and Residency Director make education their number one priority. Either Dr. Slovis or Dr. Wrenn teaches a morning conference 5 days a week, 52 weeks per year in addition to directing the Residency's 5 required hours of didactics each week. Every faculty member and upper level resident views excellent teaching as part of his or her responsibilities.
All of us at Vanderbilt believe in creating a positive learning environment both in the classroom and at the bedside. Both Drs. Wrenn and Slovis are nationally known educators and set the standard for the department's style-interactive teaching in a relaxed but challenging environment. Our fourth year medical student rotation is the highest rated required clinical rotation in the medical school. Numerous faculty are research leaders in the field of emergency medicine, several of whom are conducting NIH-sponsored research. Our department had over 50 peer-reviewed publications within the last calendar year. Details of our residency are provided in the residency section of our site. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist.