The Department of Emergency Medicine is a trauma center that provides emergency care services for the sick and injured people. It serves West Virginia and neighboring states. The department offers aeromedical rescue and transport services for critically ill and injured people. The Department of Emergency Medicine is the administrative and academic department of emergency medicine at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. The department provides education to medical students, residents, faculty and other health professionals in emergency medicine. It also conducts research in rural emergency medicine, injury control and related topics. The department operates the Center for Rural Emergency Medicine, which works to improve health, safety and injury prevention in rural populations. The Department of Emergency Medicine is located in Morgantown, W.Va.