UT San Antonio is proud to be the newest member of excellent EM training programs in Texas! Our inaugural class of 10 residents started in June 2013 and they're already blazing trails. In the past year, we have become our own Department of Emergency Medicine, received a grant to build our own ED simulation and state of the art ultrasound lab, and will open our brand new 86 bed emergency department in April 2014.
The faculty have been active locally, nationally, and internationally. This year, our faculty have been national speakers at ACEP's Scientific Assembly, contributed to EM Review and Perspectives (EM RAP), created one of the most popular international EM Blogs(rebelem.com), created our own educational podcasts, authored papers published in Annals of Emergency Medicine and Academic Emergency Medicine, participated in international health missions across the globe, and taken on leadership roles in Wilderness Medicine, Global health, the Refugee Clinic and local and national ACEP committees.
Our residency is a 3 year training program with affiliations at University Hospital Center, Methodist and Methodist Children's hospital, and Baptist Hospital Systems. Our didactic curriculum is structured around case-based discussions and interactive learning activities. Our clinical rotation curriculum is designed to emphasize and provide optimal training in the areas of critical care and resuscitation. We are one of the few residency training programs to offer 6 critical care rotations, offering faculty with fellowship training and double board certification in emergency medicine and critical care. We are also the first emergency medicine residency in the country to have our own state of the art ultrasound lab.
University Hospital is certified and designated as a Level I trauma center, PCI cardiac care center, stroke center, pediatric burn center, and a therapeutic cooling center for cardiac arrest victims. Our Emergency Medicine faculty members are committed to providing an outstanding education, bedside clinical teaching experiences as well as personal and professional mentoring. Many of our faculty have additional fellowship training in the areas of toxicology, wilderness medicine, critical care, EMS, Ultrasound, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and are able to provide multidisciplinary education.