A Message for Prospective Residents
Residency is the final and most important step in training to become an
Emergency Physician, a fulfilling and critical career in medicine. You have
worked very hard to learn the beginning skills in patient care during your time
in medical school and you owe it to yourself and your patients to seek out the
Your training program should not only give you the tools and skills to become
an outstanding physician, but also give you mentorship and guidance to help mold
your future. Your choice of residency training programs is one of the most
important decisions you will make in your professional life.
philosophy of training is to provide residents with the resources and support to
grow, learn, and achieve. Some of these resources include:
- Residency training begins in the clinical environment. A diverse,
challenging, and varied clinical environment that exposes you to all types of
Emergency Medical care is the linchpin to becoming an outstanding physician. Our
residents have clinical responsibilities at a “traditional” university-based
teaching hospital and level one trauma center, two children’s hospitals, and two
community hospitals. We have a variety of rotations that emphasize the
acquisition of specific skills rather than just addressing service needs.
- Emergency Medicine faculty that are dedicated to the education and
advancement of their residents and Emergency Medicine worldwide. Our
nationally-known faculty are invested in training the best residents in the
country and are eager to provide personal mentorship on the road to achieving
this goal. Faculty act as resident advisors, have educational initiatives at
their homes, and have a common goal to educate the top physicians in Emergency
- Flexible elective time designed on a personal level with each resident to
explore your interests and build your future career. We want you to create a
personal and professional niche within Emergency Medicine and we will work with
you to design an elective plan that will help you achieve your long term goals.
While electives are readily available in ultrasound, wilderness medicine, public
health, international medicine, administration, toxicology, emergency medical
services, research, or aeromedical transport, we can design your time to
encompass anything that you hope to achieve educationally. Our residents have
in-depth experiences that ultimately translate to enhanced employment
opportunities and long-term career satisfaction.
Our goal is for you to become the best Emergency Physician you can possibly
be, form life-long bonds with an outstanding group of residents, and be ready in
all respects to care for the acutely ill or injured patient in any
Our graduates have been successful throughout the country and the world. You
have labored for four years in medical school to learn all that your professors
can teach you.
Invest another four years in yourself and become part of both the legacy and
the future of Emergency Medicine.
Brian A. Stettler, MD
Residency Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Cincinnati Medical Center