Emergency Medicine

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.

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.


Care for others like they are family, teach the way our favorite teachers taught us, boldly innovate to improve the care we deliver, and develop leaders who transform emergency medicine.


We will improve the health and well-being of every life entrusted to us and every community we serve.


Clinical Care

Taking care of patients and our communities is the most important thing we do. The department staffs ten emergency departments throughout Indiana including three level 1 trauma centers, the primary teaching institutions for the department. 
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As one the oldest and most highly regarded training programs in the country, our world-renown teaching faculty have the privilege to train the next generation of physicians.

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Discovery, innovation, and knowledge creation are hallmarks of a vibrant academic department. The research team actively investigates emergency care. 
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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