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The Department of Emergency Medicine grew out of the consolidation of two renowned tertiary-care hospitals, Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital, and the faculty of their medical schools. Today, our department includes emergency medicine specialists, and subspecialists in medical toxicology, occupational and environmental medicine, and emergency bedside ultrasound.

The Department of Emergency Medicine trains residents and fellows at Hahnemann University Hospital, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. At each location, EM-residency-trained specialists are always available on site. These four training sites represent 150,000 emergency encounters annually, encompassing all ages and types of acute problems.

As the largest and oldest training program in emergency medicine in the Philadelphia area, through its predecessor schools, Drexel University College of Medicine has a long history of commitment to high quality graduate training in the specialty of emergency medicine. In addition to the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, we offer fellowships in Medical Toxicology and Medical Simulation

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Drexel Emergency Medicine grew out of the consolidation of two renowned tertiary-care hospitals, Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University and the faculty of their medical schools. Today, Drexel Emergency Medicine includes emergency medicine specialists, and subspecialists in medical toxicology, occupational and environmental medicine, and emergency bedside ultrasound.

Visit DrexelMedicine.org to learn more about Drexel Emergency Medicine, including:

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In the Media
 

"Talking It Out: Constant Trauma and Its Effect on Young Men of Color"
Healing Hurt People
Drexel News Blog (December 5, 2016)

"Community hospitals play key role in trauma care"
Related Faculty: Edward Siegel, MD, MBA
Philly Voice (September 9, 2016)

"Q&A: How Should You Talk to Your Doctor About End-of-Life Care?"
Related Faculty: Laura Vearrier, MD
Drexel News Blog (August 15, 2016)

"Philadelphia's Healing Hurt People Helps Violence Victims Recover: Pathways to Peace"
Healing Hurt People
Cleveland Plain Dealer (June 7, 2016)

"In Philadelphia, a Dealer Becomes a Healer: Pathways to Peace"
Healing Hurt People
Cleveland Plain Dealer (June 7, 2016)

"In Philadelphia, Healing Trauma Is Intense, Difficult Work: Pathways to Peace"
Healing Hurt People
Cleveland Plain Dealer (June 7, 2016)

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Richard J. Hamilton, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Richard J. Hamilton, MD
Professor and Chair