About Our Program

The University of Connecticut Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine has provided an exceptional training environment in emergency medicine for nearly 30 years, having graduated over 350 successful emergency physicians. A dynamic faculty, strongly committed to teaching, is combined with health care institutions that have an established record of excellence in all aspects of medical education. With emphasis on both personal and professional growth, we expect our graduates to become capable leaders in their hospitals and communities and to fulfill their commitment to clinical and personal excellence.

Our program's integrated model utilizing a primary clinical site with four affiliate institutions (three of which are Level I Trauma Centers) is both a distinctive feature and a strength. Hartford Hospital is the region's ECMO/LVAD/transplant center with a 3-aircraft aeromedical program and the state's highest patient volume emergency department (nearly 110,000 a year). It is home to a state-of-the-art emergency department with 8 resuscitation rooms, 2 in-department CT scanners and offers an excellent environment in which to foster the education of our residents. Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, with over 85,000 patient visits a year, provides a busy urban community emergency department experience in a learner-centric environment. UConn John Dempsey Hospital (UConn Health) provides exposure to a university hospital emergency department sees over 45,000 visits per year with a completely undifferentiated patient population, with a newly built emergency department in 2016. Connecticut Children's is the state's only free standing children's hospital and has an annual census of over 60,000 patients a year. Its emergency department is staffed by pediatric and emergency physicians with fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine.

Additional distinguishing program characteristics include:

  • Free-standing 50,000 sq. ft. Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation at Hartford Hospital and a second Simulation Center at UConn Health.
  • Formal ultrasound training with an ultrasound director and multiple fellowship trained ultrasound faculty and numerous state-of-the-art SonoSite, Phillips, ButterflyiQ and Mindray devices with wireless image storage and a formal QA process.
  • Resident Academic Tracks offered in Simulation, Sports Medicine, Ultrasound, and Wilderness Medicine.
  • Resident-led Diversity and Inclusion Committee and affinity groups.
  • Comprehensive resident wellness program within the residency and at the University.
  • Active involvement with the Connecticut Poison Control Center (based at UConn Health) during toxicology rotations.
  • Dedicated research support staff for residents including study design, statistics and manuscript preparation.
  • Clinical and didactic opportunities for resident teaching of UConn and Quinnipiac medical students.
  • Fellowships offered in Emergency Medicine International Disaster and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Hartford Hospital fellowships in Ultrasound, Medical Simulation, and Resuscitation.
  • Generous clerical support, dedicated space and computer services for residents.
  • A wide variety of local and international elective experiences in PGY2 and PGY3 years.

In summary, our program combines the assets of urban, community, and university practice settings under the close academic sponsorship of the medical school. Together, our institutions assure broad clinical exposure and diverse resident experiences on all levels of patient care. We welcome you to review the information on this website to find out more about what we can offer you as a prospective residency applicant.