How to Apply

How do I start the application process?

You must start your application for fellowship through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which is run by the Association of American Medical Colleges. ERAS will help you file all your required paperwork electronically. 

What are your department's requirements for fellowship?

The application process forms a comprehensive picture of you and your educational background. Each applicant follows the same procedure to ensure accurate and consistent information. This helps us determine the best matches for the open positions. We encourage you to start the application process as early as you can because it can be a time consuming but worthwhile process. We begin accepting applications the first week of July. 

Who can apply to the fellowship?

We accept applicants who are either pediatric residency or emergency medicine residency trained. Our department sponsors J1B visas and considers H1B visas.

How long is the fellowship?

Fellows who are pediatrics trained will complete three years of fellowship while fellows who are emergency medicine trained will complete two years of fellowship.

How many positions are typically available?

Currently, we have a total number of nine fellows across the three years. We offer between two and four fellowship positions per year.

What should I do if I am a foreign medical student?

Vanderbilt University Medical Center works with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates who assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter fellowship programs in the United States.

Why do we love Nashville?

Nashville is a great place to work and live. Nashville offers great schools, nice neighborhoods, seasonal activities, great restaurants, and lots of entertainment options. Nashville is home to the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Nashville Soccer Club. Additionally, Tennessee is one of the few states that does not have a state personal income tax.


Michele M. Walsh, MD

Interim Division Chief

Michele M. Walsh, MD, MMHC

Daisy A. Ciener, MD, MS

Program Director

Daisy Ciener, MD, MS

Program Coordinator

Kaylee Wharton
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Office: (615) 936-3898
Fax: (615) 936-4392