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Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine is a hard, challenging discipline that is full of tension and uncertainty – all for the benefit of possibly making a difference one life at a time while working among professional colleagues who share the same commitment.

The mission for the Department of Emergency Medicine is to embrace these challenges resulting in an academic department, residency, fellowships, and a scholarly clinical setting to support VTC students through research, education, and clinical programs within the field of Emergency Medicine.


Value Domains

The Emergency Medicine department supports the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine value domains in the following ways:

Basic Science

Basic science is supported with an integrated faculty, with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC offering bench top and optimization of clinical team performance opportunities.

Clinical Science

Clinical areas of expertise include analgesia, sedation, clinical-decision making, infectious disease and prehospital emergency medicine.


The main focus for the department research efforts is in the clinical science realm as we attempt to address current, clinically relevant research questions within the field. 

Health Systems Science and Interprofessional Practice

Interprofessionalism is essential to the department given that team work across all staff and many disciplines is the foundation of any properly functioning care delivery model within critical care and emergency medicine. In addition, students learn firsthand concepts such as value-based care and health disparities, components of the science of health systems.

Student Research

Not all student research projects are represented here, only those that have been published.