COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Daily Updates and ResourcesCOVID Resources

Emergency Medicine Residency [View Image]

Emergency Medicine Residency

Learn more about our Emergency Medicine Residency
Emergency Medical Services [View Image]

Emergency Medical Services

Learn more about the Division of Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Center at New Kent Opening [View Image]

Emergency Center at New Kent Opening

Read more

Message from the Chair

[VCUSOM Msg from the Dean] - Msg from the Chair [View Image]

Message from the Chair

The emergency department is the healthcare safety net of the community, and our physicians rise to the challenge regardless of the volume and acuity that come through the door. 

When I began at VCU in 1996, the Department of Emergency Medicine was in its nascent days, newly established as its own department. As the department has evolved over the years, it’s become more patient-centered, with a robust quality infrastructure and a devoted team of curious, nimble physicians who challenge the status quo, adapt to the changing environment and drive the innovation that advances the field of emergency medicine. Our team’s commitment to the education of our students, residents, fellows, other learners and EMS providers is remarkable.

Working in the emergency department is incredibly humbling. We walk out of every shift knowing that everything can change in an instant, and I’m proud of our team for the dedicated and compassionate care they provide to our patients and their families. 

Harinder Dhindsa, MD, MPH, MBA  

Medical Students

The Department of Emergency Medicine prepares future doctors with an evolving and dynamic program. We take pride in our esteemed faculty and the experience they bring to the classroom.


Our mission is simple - to train the well-rounded internist of the future: competent, caring, compassionate and confident in the practice of Emergency Medicine


The Department of Emergency Medicine offers robust training in all of its major subspecialties.

Our Research

The Weil Institute of Emergency and Critical Care Research is dedicated to upholding Dr. Max Harry Weil’s legacy in advancing the knowledge of acute life-threatening injury and improving outcomes in critically ill patients. Read more about the Weil Institute

View graphic versionView graphic versionView graphic version