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EMS Fellowship


The Vanderbilt Department of Emergency Medicine now offers a one year fellowship in our Accredited Emergency Medicine Services Fellowship. The five Vanderbilt EMS Faculty hold medical directorships of Nashville Fire Department, Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Vanderbilt LifeFlight Event Medicine, and Nashville International Airport, making for an incredibly diverse fellowship experience, covering all aspects of prehospital care.


The fellow will be involved with all of these organizations during their fellowship year.  They will act as an assistant medical director for Nashville Fire Department, attending weekly QI meetings, developing and revising protocols, lecturing prehospital providers during quarterly in-service events, and will provide on scene patient care utilizing the physician response vehicle.


The fellow will also participate in chart review and protocol development for Vanderbilt LifeFlight, one of the premier aeromedical services in the country. The fellow may participate as an observer or full crew member on flights should they desire more experience in this area.



One of the more unique experiences of our fellowship is Vanderbilt LifeFlight Event Medicine. Through this organization, we provide medical coverage to more than  500 events per year. Event coverage includes Nashville Sounds baseball games, concerts and other events at Bridgestone Arena, Vanderbilt University athletic events, large races such as Zooma Women’s half marathon and Nashville half marathon, and CMA Fest.


EMS Faculty regularly write articles for JEMS, and the fellow will participate in this as well as original research of his or her choosing, supported by the Research Division of the Department of Emergency Medicine. The fellow will also attend two EMS-related national conferences.  


Applying for an EMS Fellowship:

Candidates must be a graduate from an accredited Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The application packet should include the following documents:

• Completed Fellowship Application

     o Please download HERE to complete


• A headshot photo

     o Attaching photo application or via email is acceptable


• Current CV with reference list


• 3 letters of recommendation preferably from Emergency Medicine faculty, with one letter of recommendation from your current Residency Program Director addressed to: EMS Program Director


• A Personal Statement including the reason for pursuing EMS fellowship training


• USMLE or COMLEX Scores (official report)




 Interested applicants should be graduates of an accredited 3 or 4 year Emergency Medicine residency and have an interest in prehospital care.

Applications will be accepted through November 1st, 2019.  Applications may be sent via USPS main or email at the contact information below.

  EMS Fellowship Requirement


For more information and to learn about the application process, please contact:

     Shannon "Colie" Gish

     Fellowship Program Coordinator

     Department of Emergency Medicine

     Vanderbilt Medical Center

     1313 21st Ave. S

     Suite: 703 Oxford House

     Nashville, TN 37232

     Phone: (615) 936-1315

     Fax: (615)936-1316

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