Program Website: http://georgetownemergencymedicine.org/overview/welcome
The Emergency Medicine residency program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, in collaboration with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University School of Medicine, was established in July 2006 and is a three-year training program emphasizing pediatrics, critical care, and trauma management. The program's vision is to produce exceptional, compassionate emergency physicians/clinicians capable of responding to urgent needs for medical care with speed, skill, efficiency, and confidence. Our goal is to train the next generation of leaders in academic and community emergency medicine.
Clinical training occurs in a variety of settings in the D.C. metropolitan area. The ability to treat a diverse patient population served by different types of institutions (i.e., urban/suburban, tertiary care/primary care, academic medical center/community hospital) guarantees an exciting, challenging, and rewarding training experience. About two-thirds of the resident's training is scheduled at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the largest hospital by a factor of three in the District of Columbia. It has the busiest adult emergency department, most active trauma center, largest cardiac service, busiest L&D service, and is the regional burn center and the National Institute of Health's designated regional stroke center. Incoming residents join a team of professionals that treats approximately 90,000 patients per year with nearly 23,000 hospital admissions. Its Level 1 Trauma Center is the busiest in the District of Columbia and the MedSTAR helicopter medevac program is one of the busiest medical transport operations in the region.
Other training sites include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Children's National Medical Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.