Training & Education
The most important feature of our training programs is the competence and quality of our graduates.
Our graduates gain an expertise and comfort level in managing the most difficult cases that can present to an emergency department – one that we feel is unparalleled.
The Department of Emergency Medicine is passionately involved in the professional advancement of medical students, residents and fellows of the Keck School of Medicine. The department has established itself as a center for innovation in emergency medicine education and is unique in its philosophy of teaching the special skills that our specialty requires. The curriculum is progressive and innovative, ensuring a solid foundation in the full breadth of the specialty while still providing our trainees the flexibility to pursue their own individual goals.
Medical Students are provided with the support they need to make decisions that align with their personal and professional goals. We offer a variety of senior electives for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine in a clinically rich environment that is fast paced and hands-on.
Since its inception in 1971, more than 600 physicians have graduated from our program – the largest alumni body of emergency medicine specialists both in the United States and internationally. Our graduates have excelled in every aspect of the field, and are well represented in academic medicine, subspecialty practice, community leadership and public service.
The department offers specialized training via five fellowship programs in: Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine Administration, Emergency Ultrasound, Medical Education Fellowship and Research.