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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:

   Meet our doctors
   Learn more about our services

News and Announcements

"Drexel Researchers Testing Most Effective Seizure Treatments"
(March 8, 2016)

"Learn About Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT)"
(February 10, 2016)

In the Media

"Drexel's 'Healing Hurt People' Program Helps Young Victims Recover from Emergency Room Trauma"
Related Faculty: Theodore Corbin, MD, MPP, FACEP
Indianapolis Recorder (February 17, 2016)

"Healing Hurt People Program Helps Young Victims Recover From Emergency Room Trauma"
The Seattle Medium, Urban News Service, San Diego Voice & Viewpoint and Michigan Chronicle (February 5, 2016)

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

Richard J. Hamilton, MD
Professor and Chair