About Our Program

The University of Connecticut Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine provides an exceptional training opportunity for the emergency medicine resident. A dynamic faculty, strongly committed to teaching, is combined with health care institutions that have a long established record of excellence in all aspects of medical education. With systematic 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 is both a distinctive feature and a strength. Hartford Hospital is the region's Level 1 trauma center with an active aeromedical program and the state's highest patient volume emergency department (over 100,000 a year). Hartford Hospital completely renovated and expanded its Emergency Department in 2012. This state-of-the-art emergency department offers an excellent environment in which to foster the education of our residents. Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, with over 70,000 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 with a completely undifferentiated patient population. Connecticut Children's Medical Center is the state's only free standing children's hospital and has an annual census of over 50,000 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:

  • A combined Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine (as a separate division).
  • Active involvement with the Connecticut Poison Control Center and toxicology fellowship program.
  • Southern New England's only aeromedical critical transport service.
  • The largest multi-place chamber hyperbaric oxygen facility in New England.
  • Newly constructed 14,000 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 devices with wireless image storage and a formal QA process.
  • Fellowships offered in toxicology, aeromedical/EMS, pediatric emergency medicine, ultrasound, medical simulation and administration/research.
  • Plenty of opportunities for resident teaching of medical students.
  • Strong on-site residency leadership at all participating institutions.
  • Generous clerical support, dedicated space and computer services (including wireless Internet access) for residents.

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.