Emergency Department

Residency Information


Emergency Medicine Residents

Residents in front of LifeGuard Helicopter.

The Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medicine Residency program is excited to enter its fifth year as an ACGME accredited program. The PGY 1-3 curriculum emphasizes time in the emergency department beginning in the PGY-1 year. Carefully constructed rotations enhance an evidence-based curriculum specializing in:

  • Interactive didactics
  • High- fidelity simulation
  • Immersion in a high-acuity emergency department
  • Experience in the practice of rural emergency medicine

Residents will be given 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.

The Carilion Clinic Emergency Medicine faculty provide medical care in six hospitals throughout western Virginia, serving a diverse population of 1.3 million people and receiving exposure to a broad spectrum of disease and injury. Residents rotate through two of these hospitals during residency training. Our flagship hospital has the region's only Pediatric Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Center.

We work seamlessly with and provide leadership for regional emergency medical services squads, Carilion Lifeguard flight crews, forensic nurse examiners, and the Roanoke City Sheriff's Department SWAT Team. Accredited stroke and chest pain centers, in conjunction with our post-arrest hypothermia center, make Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital a regional leader in emergency medicine.