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The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine is a statewide network of emergency departments striving to set new standards of training for medical students, residents, fellows and pre-hospital providers while providing quality care for a diverse patient population.

IU School of Medicine leads in the science of emergency medicine, operating in an environment that has rich research infrastructure, including the highest-ranked Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) in the United States and a nationally ranked medical bio-informatics institution. Multiple clinical environments present practitioners with ample opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients on a daily basis.

Under the leadership of Cherri Hobgood, MD, FACEP, the Rolly McGrath Professor and Chair, the IU School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine delivers patient care of unsurpassed quality and advanced emergency medicine through education, innovation and discovery in a collegial environment that promotes intellectual and professional growth.

Education

Education

The faculty educators of IU School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine train medical students, residents, fellows and other physicians in this fast-paced field of medicine. The department’s residency program and fellowship positions provide exceptional clinical experience in emergency medicine.
Research

Research

Under the leadership of Jeffrey Kline, MD, the department’s research team actively investigates emergency care and offers a SAEM-accredited fellowship that develops the next generation of clinical and translational researchers in emergency medicine.
Clinical Care

Clinical Care

Emergency Medicine faculty, fellows and residents treat a large and diverse patient population with some of the most complex trauma cases, operating within three level 1 trauma centers on the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus.

Faculty Spotlight

Frances M. Russell, MD

Frances M. Russell, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Luke C. Schafer, MD

Luke C. Schafer, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Advancing the Quality of Emergency Care

“This department provides high-quality emergency medical training in clinical trauma settings that treat a vast and diverse patient population. Supported by a rich translational research infrastructure, including nationally ranked CTSI and bio-informatics intitutions, our trainees and practitioners have ample opportunities to improve patient care when it is most urgently needed.”

– Dr. Cherri Hobgood, professor and department chair

Emergency Medicine Residency Programs

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers two residency programs: a general emergency medicine residency and combined emergency medicine and pediatrics program. The department’s academic health centers include two level-one adult trauma centers and the state's only level one children's trauma center at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. These facilities are located in downtown Indianapolis, in a clinical setting that exceeds a quarter of a million patient visits per year and provides an inexhaustible and comprehensive training setting. Graduates of IU School of Medicine’s Emergency Medicine residency programs are prepared for a broad range of career options.

Residency Programs