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5 Emergency Medicine Residency Programs: Indiana University

There are great emergency medicine programs all across the country. Here we profile 5 that you might not have heard of. 

Indiana University

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Openings per year: 18

Highlights: Residents are exposed to a large and diverse patient population across three Level 1 emergency departments, including Indiana’s only Level 1 children’s emergency department. Together, these departments see 250,000 patients per year. This program offers three voluntary tracks – academic, advocacy, and EMS – to help residents tailor their careers to their interests. Indiana University also provides strong training in pediatric emergency medicine and offers the oldest combined EM-Pediatrics residency program in the nation.

Website: Indiana University


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas

Openings per year: 8-9

Highlights: UAMS residents will see a diversity of cases through their training in the only Level 1 trauma center, the only children’s hospital, and the only burn center in the state. The program offers rotations in emergency helicopter transport (voluntary) and ground transport (mandatory). The emergency department at UAMS is also implementing a new schedule to improve general wellness and work-life balance and give residents additional time for professional development.

Website: University of Arkansas


University of California at San Francisco – Fresno

Location: Fresno, California

Openings per year: 10

Highlights: This four-year program is housed in the Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC), which includes the only Level 1 trauma center and Burn unit in central California. The emergency department at CRMC handles approximately 110,000 cases per year. Residents in this program have a unique opportunity to become involved in training courses for Parkmedics –park rangers with specialty medical training – at Sequioa and King’s Canyon National Parks.

Website: UCSF-Fresno


University of Nebraska

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Openings per year: 8

Highlights:  The three-year program at the University of Nebraska includes rotations in rural hospitals, a pediatric emergency department, adult and pediatric ICU’s, trauma service, anesthesia, and a poison center. It provides an excellent training ground for residents who are interested in pursuing community-based medicine in a rural area.

Website: University of Nebraska


Baystate Medical Center

Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

Openings per year: 11-15 

Highlights: Baystate Medical Center is home to the only Level 1 trauma center in Western Massachusetts and boasts one of the highest volume emergency departments in the northeast, with more than 115,000 cases per year. As a result, residents are exposed to a variety of complex trauma cases and advanced procedures. This program also prides itself on supporting a healthy work-life balance and providing ample international training opportunities.

Website: Baystate Medical Center

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