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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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News and Announcements
 

2018 Faculty Awards

Congratulations to Theodore Corbin, MD, recipient of the Vincent Zarro Community Outreach Award. See all 2018 faculty awardees.

2018 Golden Apple Awards

On April 10, faculty and staff were recognized for excellence in teaching and outstanding service at the 2018 Golden Apple Award Ceremony.

Ted Corbin: Philly’s Next Health Hero?

Ted Corbin, MD, has been nominated as a semifinalist in the Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge, presented by Philadelphia magazine and Independence Blue Cross. (August 18, 2017)

Ted Corbin, MD, Named Vice Chair for Research in Emergency Medicine

Richard Hamilton, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, recently announced the appointment of Ted Corbin, MD, as the department's vice chair for research. (July 27, 2017)

Recognize, Appreciate and Tame Unconscious Bias

Pulse (Summer 2017)

Healing Hurt People Receives National Award for Innovation in Aiding Crime Victims

Ted Corbin, MD, associate professor in Drexel’s College of Medicine and Dornsife School of Public Health, and John Rich, MD, professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were both on-hand to receive the Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services. Corbin serves as the medical director of Healing Hurt People and Rich is the director of Drexel’s Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, which houses the program. Drexel News Blog (April 7, 2017)

 
In the Media
 

July 27, 2018: Ralph Riviello, MD, a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer Q&A about how hospital emergency departments can better care for victims of sexual assault.

July 13, 2018: Theodore Corbin, MD, a professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and John Rich, MD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on Healing Hurt People, their trauma recovery program. A variety of those training to work in the program, including Terrell Crumpton and Isaiah Jackson, were quoted or mentioned in the story.

July 2, 2018: An opinion piece questioning the usefulness of urine testing for opioids by James Roberts, MD, a professor and vice chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured in an article on Becker’s Hospital Review.

May 25, 2018: Ted Corbin, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Jermaine McCorey, a community health worker in the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, were interviewed on an episode of WHYY-Radio's "The Pulse" about gun violence in Philadelphia and Drexel's Healing Hurt People program.

April 18, 2018: Ted Corbin, MD, MPP, an associate professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was mentioned in a WHYY story about Healing Hurt People, the violence intervention program that he co-directs with John Rich, MD, MPH.

April 5, 2018: Maria McColgan, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine, was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer story as one of the nine members of the new Philadelphia School Board, which was recently appointed by Mayor Jim Kenney.

March 16, 2018: Dexter C. Graves and Bisola Egbe, fourth-year medical students, and Ted Corbin, MD, an associate professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, were quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about how a Drexel student-created mentoring network is addressing the country's shortage of African-American doctors. The story also appeared in The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania) on March 17.

January 31, 2018: Laura Vearrier, MD, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was quoted in a WHYY story about the ethics surrounding a proposed “right-to-try” law that would allow terminally ill patients to try experimental treatments.

November 15, 2017: Ted Corbin, MD, associate professor and vice chair of research in the Department of Emergency Medicine and associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health,and John Rich, MD, were featured in a Philadelphia Tribune story on a grant that their program, Healing Hurt People, secured.

November 7, 2017: Erica Harris, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was interviewed during a segment on the WTXF-PHI (FOX-29) show “Good Day Philadelphia” about Drexel’s Healing Hurt People program and how it aids gun violence victims.

November 2, 2017: Ted Corbin, MD, an associate professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was interviewed in a WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment about how Healing Hurt People, the Drexel-based intervention program, is breaking the cycle of gun violence in Philadelphia. The story also featured Jermaine McCorey, a Healing Hurt People community health worker.

September 21, 2017: Ralph Riviello, MD, a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was quoted in a Daily Mail story about the dangers associated with “Jansporting,” a technique some college students are using to prevent intoxicated friends from asphyxiation. Riviello was also interviewed about this topic during a WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment and on NBCPhiladelphia.com.

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

Richard J. Hamilton, MD
Professor and Chair