Residency ProgramsEmergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Residency
Our Department of Emergency Medicine was established in 1976 and graduated the first two EM residents in 1983. Since that time, our graduating class has grown to 12 per year. Our EM/IM program started in 1991 with one resident per year and now accepts three per year. We are also the first in the country to offer an EM/FM program (2007), two positions per year. After completing our programs, graduates usually enter careers in academic, clinical and administrative emergency medicine. Many have entered fellowships in emergency medical services, toxicology, sports medicine, research, critical care and occupational medicine.
The strength of our residency program lies in the vast and varied clinical exposure and in our academic curriculum. The curriculum can be tailored to suit individual training needs, while preserving a solid clinical foundation. After three years of training, residents are qualified to practice and/or teach state-of-the-art emergency medicine whenever they choose.
Christiana Care's Emergency Medicine Residency Program received approval to continue for four years by the Residency Review Commission for Emergency Medicine (RRC-EM) in 2008. The Department of Emergency Medicine offers 12 appointments to its three-year categorical program, three appointments to a five-year combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Program, and two appointments to a five-year combined Emergency Medicine/Family Medicine Program.