Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I START THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

You must start your application for residency through ERAS, which is run by the Association of American Medical Colleges. ERAS will help you file all your required paperwork electronically.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR DEPARTMENT'S REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENCY?

The application process forms a comprehensive picture of you and your educational background. Each applicant follows the same procedure to ensure accurate and consistent information. This helps us determine the best matches for the open positions. We encourage you to start the application process as early as you can because it can be a time consuming but worthwhile process. The current application deadline is November 1.

 

What should I do if i am a foreign medical student? 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center works with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates who assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States. If you are applying as a foreign student, use the following link to start the application process here. 

 

HOW MANY POSITIONS ARE TYPICALLY AVAILABLE?

The Department of Emergency Medicine currently has 37 residents. Annually, there are now 13 positions available.

 

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LIVING IN NASHVILLE?

Nashville is a great place to work and live. We offer great schools, nice neighborhoods, seasonal activities, great restaurants and lots of entertainment options. Nashville is home to the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators. Additionally, Tennessee is one of the few states that does not have an income tax. Follow this link for more information. 

 

DOES VANDERBILT PROVIDE A BENEFIT PACKAGE FOR RESIDENTS?

Yes! We provide a generous package for residents.