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. 

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.

How many positions are typically available?

We have three fellowship positions per year.

Where can I get more information about living in Nashville?

Nashville is a great place to work and live. We offer great schools, nice neighborhoods, seasonal activities, great restaurants and lots of entertainment options. Nashville is home to the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators. Additionally, Tennessee is one of the few states that does not have a state personal income tax. Learn more about living in Nashville.


Cristina Estrada, MD

Division Chief

Cristina Estrada, MD

Daisy A. Ciener, MD, MS

Program Director

Daisy Ciener, MD, MS

Program Coordinator

Yvonne Parrish
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Office: (615) 936-3998
Fax: (615) 936-4392