The Department of Emergency Medicine at Carilion Clinic is a regional leader in clinical care, education and emergency research.
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The Department of Emergency Medicine is an academic department of the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) School of Medicine. Many of our physicians are faculty members and support residency, fellowships and a scholarly clinical setting that supports VTC students through research, education and clinical programs within the field of Emergency Medicine.
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The Department of Emergency Medicine is one of nine academic departments at Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Carilion Clinic is a physician-led organization that combines the best of clinical medicine with the benefits of academic medicine and medical research. The Department of Emergency Medicine strives toward this vision in an environment that combines excellence, beauty and excitement – while always keeping the needs of our patients as our highest priority. This year, the department will staff Carilion Clinic hospitals with over 100 emergency physicians and advanced clinical providers in six locations, with over 170,000 annual patient visits. Our sites include a Level 1 trauma center with 88,000 annual patient visits, a Level 3 trauma center with 32,000 annual patient visits and four smaller locations in beautiful, rural communities serving southwest Virginia.

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John H. Burton, M.D., Chair, Emergency Medicine

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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Franklin County

Carilion Clinic Emergency Medicine provides world-class emergency care at six hospitals located across western Virginia. As a Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital has one of the busiest emergency departments in the country, serving over 88,000 patients each year.

We are committed to using the latest technology, research and advanced medical practices to lead the region in emergency care, including our accredited stroke and chest pain centers, a post-arrest hypothermia center, and dedicated pediatric emergency department.

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Carilion Clinic Emergency Departments are committed to providing high-level care to patients when they need us most. Our dedication to providing excellent care is reflected in our research.
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What should I do if I have an emergency?

In the event of a medical emergency:

  1. Call 911 for help. If there is more than one person at the scene, one person should provide assistance while another calls for help. 
  2. Stay on the phone with the dispatcher; he/she may tell you how to care for the victim until medical assistance arrives.
  3. Be sure to give the dispatcher important information such as location, what happened, and what, if any, first aid has been given so far.
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The Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medicine Residency, an ACGME-accredited program, has a three-year curriculum that emphasizes time in the emergency department beginning in the first year. Residents receive strong exposure to academic medicine and clinical research, with emphasis on the ability to use current, peer-reviewed evidence to create scientifically sound and culturally sensitive management plans. Our faculty provides medical care in six hospitals throughout western Virginia, including those serving rural populations with a broad spectrum of disease and injury. Residents rotate through three of these hospitals.

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The Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medicine Residency program is dedicated to training leaders in Emergency Medicine. The curriculum emphasizes exposure to a very complex and diverse patient population and focuses on advanced skills in critical care and procedures while working at multiple different clinical rotations, including the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. We place significant emphasis on quality improvement and leadership. Our curriculum also includes time in our state-of-the-art simulation center, a world-class ultrasound program and the opportunities to spend time abroad in educational initiatives and global health projects from Haiti to Nepal.
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We have numerous opportunities for each fellow based on special interests and goals for their fellowship experience.

Wilderness Medicine Fellowship

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:11

This is is a one year fellowship for BE/BC Emergency Physicians or Family Medicine IM/Peds. It is designed to help graduates obtain opportunities, experiences and education support to excel as leaders in the field of Wilderness Medicine.