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VCU Health

Department of Emergency Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking BC/BE applicants for available faculty and fellowship positions including Research Director, and specialists in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

The Department of Emergency Medicine provides treatment for 88,000 patients per year and serves as the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. Emergency Physicians manage a wide range of acute medical illnesses and injuries from neonates through geriatric patients. The department is nationally recognized for innovative management of chest pain, major trauma, medical management of EMS and for providing medical direction for aeromedical transport. In addition, the Virginia Poison Center is a division component of this department.

Our department hosts a PGY 1-3 EM residency, a PGY 1-5 EM/IM residency, and several EM Fellowships. Primary clinical practice is provided at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital, a nationally recognized hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center, with an ED census of over 94,000 visits. Our department runs the Virginia Poison Control Center, and a nationally recognized EM Clinical Decision Unit. Our physician faculty provides operational medical direction to several large ground and aeromedical EMS agencies in Central Virginia.


- Provides core curriculum lectures to medical students, interns, and resident level trainees.
- Participates in ACLS, PALS and ATLS courses.
- Provides bedside clinical teaching to all trainees within the Emergency Department.
- Participates in nursing, housestaff, medical student and paramedic educational programs.
- Provides direct patient care within the emergency department.
- Supervises all trainees, non licensed providers, and non-physician credentialed providers that provide patient care.
- Clinical obligations will be individualized depending on faculty position assignment.
- MCVH's policies and procedures.
- Participates with other department physicians to fill uncovered shifts due to illness, disasters, and overwhelming acute patient volumes.


- Board Eligible or Board Certification in Emergency Medicine
- Completion of an Emergency Medicine residency within 3 years. If beyond 3 years of completing accredited Emergency Medicine residency program, must have completed 1500 hours of clinical activity in the past 3 years in an Emergency Department of comparable size, volume, and patient acuity. (Can be waived at the discretion of the Chair).
We are 600 physicians and 19 clinical departments providing services at various sites in Virginia, including VCU Medical Center the areas only Level 1 Trauma Center and the flagship hospital of VCUs entire medical enterprise. VCU Medical Center integrates hospitals, clinical care facilities, health sciences schools and medical research. Eight years ago, we completely reimagined our physician organization empowering our providers to be agents of change, embrace autonomy, and create a culture of camaraderie, engagement and accomplishment.