Emergency Medicine Residency - Program Overview
The University of Vermont Emergency Medicine Program trains clinicians to provide excellent patient care with personal and professional integrity while demonstrating our core values of humility, compassion, and teamwork. The overall goal of the residency training is to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to practice Emergency Medicine in rural, community and academic settings with a wide range of available resources.
In the first year, our residents build a foundation of medical knowledge and clinical skills through a balance of emergency medicine experience and rotations on relevant specialty services at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC). In the second and third years, residents develop greater confidence and clinical competence in rural and community emergency departments throughout the Network, while continuing to gain independence in critical care and emergency medicine at UVMMC. This unique combination of both academic and rural emergency medicine experience prepares our physicians to care for all patients in any type of setting.
Upon completion of the program, graduating residents will have a strong foundation on which to build additional knowledge gained through the life-long learning required of physicians. Graduates will be completely fluent in the medical knowledge base of emergency medicine, which encompasses the acute care of patients across the entire age spectrum with all types of medical, surgical, and traumatic conditions. The didactic curriculum is based upon the accepted Model of Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine emphasizing acute care, as well as an understanding of subsequent phases of care required for patients with acute illnesses and injuries.
Graduates will be experienced and skilled in all procedures considered part of the core practice of emergency medicine, including procedures that are evolving into the domain of emergency physicians, such as ultrasound guided nerve blocks, transesophageal echocardiography, and novel resuscitative procedures. Our graduates will be well versed in the indications, complications and benefits of both therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, and will be facile at discussing procedures with patients and families and in obtaining informed consent.
Through our didactic curriculum, diverse clinical practice environments, and faculty role modeling, graduates of our emergency medicine residency program will have obtained all the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to deliver excellent patient care to emergency department patients across diverse clinical environments.