The Department of Emergency Medicine has 26 faculty members, a fully-accredited residency program, and an active research program. Our faculty has diverse research interests including critical care, sepsis, ultrasound, EMS, wilderness medicine and sports medicine. Regardless of interest, there is sure to be faculty support for any subspecialty of Emergency Medicine.
Our facility holds a unique position as the only academic medical center in the state. We are also the only Level 1 Trauma Center in a large radius., guaranteeing an impressive variety of pathology and acuity for our residents. In conjunction with staff that is passionate about education, our training offers valuable investment in career readiness and development.
Residents are offered the opportunity to attend three national conferences, to include AAEM, SAEM and ACEP, providing residents a diverse exposure to different perspectives in Emergency Medicine.
University Hospital, the state's only level I trauma center, is a key component of the Central Mississippi Emergency Medical Services District. UMMC serves as the resource hospital and medical hub of EMS activity. Emergency Medicine residents are exposed to EMS activities daily. They learn first-hand how a tightly controlled EMS system operates and how to communicate with ambulance personnel by radio and in the ED. A statewide training program for emergency medical technicians, EMT-intermediates and EMT-paramedics, is based in the School of Health Related Professions on the Medical Center campus. This program further enhances interaction between EMS personnel and emergency medicine residents by allowing residents to participate in ambulance runs with EMS personnel.
UMMC also provides a critical care helicopter transport service that is based out of the Emergency Department. Residents get hands-on experience with helicopter dispatch as well as actual flight experience. An additional elective rotation has been designed for concentrated aeromedical exposure for interested residents.