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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:

Upcoming and Recent Events

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

Wednesday, January 20, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
New College Building, Room 2105
245 North 15th Street

  • Morbidity and Mortality, 8 – 10 a.m.
    Presented by: Vadim Keyfes, MD, administrative resident, Emergency Medicine Residency program
    Faculty moderator: Eric Stander, MD, clinical service chief and assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Journal Club, 10 a.m. – noon
    Presented by: Arielle Chudnofsky, MD; Sara Misthal, MD; Paxson Trautman, MD, emergency medicine residents
  • Peer VIII Board Review (no CME), noon – 1 p.m.
    Faculty moderator: Richard Hamilton, MD, professor and chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

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

Richard J. Hamilton, MD
Professor and Chair