Program Mission and Aims

Mission Statement

To provide exceptional training that transforms new medical school graduates into board-certified, independently practicing emergency physicians who are capable of excelling in any clinical environment and prepared to assume leadership roles in their future medical practice.

Program Aims

To produce confident, inquisitive and adaptable emergency-physician leaders through education and medical care delivered at our inner-city, high-acuity, safety-net hospital system, our resident physicians will:

  1. Achieve the core competencies required to successfully practice emergency medicine, including professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to provide safe and effective patient care, life-long learning aimed at continually improving medical knowledge and clinical practice and integrating and influencing medical care systems to optimize patient outcomes
  2. Participate in a broad base of experience in emergency medicine and all related specialties, including resuscitation, prehospital systems, toxicology, point of care ultrasound and critical care
  3. Identify and adeptly manage emergent, urgent and non-urgent patient presentations in the emergency setting
  4. Assume graded responsibilities for teaching, clinical care and scholarly activity
  5. Build the clinical, academic and administrative skills necessary to become future leaders in the specialty of emergency medicine


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