In addition to the strength of the curriculum, a number of highlights attest
to the academic quality of our program.
The Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Internal
Medicine hold quarterly combined educational conferences. These conferences
are led by PGY-3 and PGY-4 EMIM residents, who present topics pertinent
to both specialties. Often, these conferences are among the most well
attended of the year and generate stimulating discussion and interaction
among housestaff and faculty from both departments.
By the completion of their residency, all of our EMIM residents
have written at least one manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed
journal. Recent EMIM resident contributions to the literature can be found
in Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, Medical Clinics
of North America, Emergency Medicine Practice, The Journal
of Emergency Medicine, and Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine.
EMIM residents are actively involved in teaching at the medical
student level. Many participate in both the Internal and Emergency Medicine
Interest Groups in the School of Medicine. EMIM residents meet with students
to discuss aspects of both disciplines and provide assistance with career
Several of our EMIM residents are involved in local and national
committees: the Resuscitation Committee of the American College of Emergency
Physicians, the Resuscitation Committee of the University of Maryland
Medical Center, the Performance Committee of the Baltimore VA Medical
Center, and the University of Maryland Graduate Medical Education Committee.
As a result of faculty mentoring, several EMIM residents have been
successful in their applications to give presentations at the scientific
assemblies of the American College of Physicians, the Society of Academic
Emergency Medicine, and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
EMIM residents have received a variety of both local and national
awards. Each year, the Department of Emergency Medicine recognizes a senior
resident for outstanding efforts in teaching. An EMIM resident has been
the recipient of this award for the past 5 consecutive years. In addition
to teaching, EMIM residents have received awards for clinical excellence
In June 2005, EMIM faculty and residents developed and instituted
a cadaver lab for incoming internal medicine residents. The focus of the
lab is to give residents experience with procedures necessary to the practice
of internal medicine. Evaluations have been outstanding since the inception
of the program.