The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, is
seeking additional academic full-time Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty
for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.
Candidates should be BC/BE in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Responsibilities include serving as a core faculty member and educating and
supervising pediatric and emergency medicine residents, pediatric emergency
medicine fellows and fourth year medical students. Opportunities exist for
both clinical, basic science and prehospital research. Areas for individual
development/career specialization include: Trauma, Research, PEM patient
simulation, Toxicology, EMS, Injury Prevention, Child Abuse, PALS/Community
Outreach, and Medical Informatics. Our section participates in the training
of residents in pediatrics, emergency medicine, and family medicine, and we
have an active, competitive PEM Fellowship Program. Our Pediatric Emergency
Medicine Fellowship Program is an accredited program through ACGME under the
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division and the Department of Pediatrics
strongly support all aspects of clinical research. Clinical investigation is
a priority, with excellent resources including a staff of Clinical Research
Assistants, a Section Research Coordinator, a statistician, and access to
research design studios for all phases of research and grant development.
Areas of current research include medical informatics with critical thinking
assessment, noninvasive monitoring, asthma, TBI, trauma, infectious disease,
diagnostic testing, and EMS with simulation. The PEM Division is also an
active participant in the Pediatric Emergency Medicine CRC through many
multi-center clinical studies.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opportunity with the support of the
Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
for clinicians to obtain Master Degrees in Informatics, Clinical Research
The Department of Pediatrics has a strong commitment to develop careers with
our new faculty though a vibrant development program, clinician-educator
scholars program and a clinician-educator teaching society. The Pediatric
Department also is strongly invested in the growth and promotion of all
faculties with an active program involving the individual faculty member and
the faculty development section. Faculty Development is coordinated through
the Office for Faculty Development under the direction of Dr. William O.
Cooper. The Office sponsors a Clinician-Educator Scholars Program, which
provides additional protected time and resources for scholarly work. In
addition, the Department has many unique mechanisms to recognize excellence
in research (basic science and clinical science) and education, including,
but not limited to the Katherine Dodd Teaching Society.
A freestanding state-of-the-art Childrenšs Hospital opened in February 2004.
The Pediatric ED has 35 acute care/observation beds with a census of 55,000
acute care patient visits. The Pediatric Emergency Department also has a
dedicated Fast Track (Urgent Care) area for non-emergency patients. As of
July 1, 2007 Vanderbilt Childrenšs Hospital began accepting and treating all
Level One Pediatric Trauma patients 16 years and younger for the Middle
Tennessee region. Vanderbilt Childrenšs Hospital is the Comprehensive
Regional Pediatric Center for Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region
and the only Pediatric ED in the region.
Thomas J. Abramo, M.D., FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program
Medical Director of Pediatric Transport
Phone: (615) 936-3898, Fax: (615) 322-4374
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