Residents in the IU School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine program treat a high volume of diverse patients across three level 1 emergency departments, including the state’s only level 1 children’s emergency department. The unique scheduling of second-year residents allows for two years of senior-level opportunity in this program. Graduates gain confidence in the care of critically ill patients, and the clinical training they receive prepares them to secure positions in the practices of their choice after graduation.
One of the oldest emergency medicine residencies in the nation, this program includes more than 500 alumni practicing in 38 states. Each year, this graduate network provides support to current seniors as they transition into the next phase of their careers. The program also surveys employers who hire residency graduates to ensure the education programming remains relevant.
Beyond clinical training, the Emergency Medicine Residency program provides three separate, voluntary tracks in academics, advocacy and EMS, which residents may use to tailor their career focus and gain experience prior to graduation. Central to the educational experience in this program is providing residents with leadership opportunities, which graduates have used consistently to leverage leadership positions at local, regional and national levels.
All three Emergency Medicine Residency learning facilities (IU Health Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health) are located on the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus, in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Ranked nationally by Forbes for best places in the nation for business and careers, Indianapolis provides students with a unique place to live and work.