Our program's educational mission is centered on its commitment to five essential elements that must be cultivated in residents for their full development into emergency medicine specialists:
First, during their training, Emergency Medicine residents must acquire the knowledge, skills, and judgment necessary to become expert and compassionate clinicians. Implicit in this process is the need for a broad, humanistic perspective on medicine and patient care.
Second, Emergency Medicine residents should come to appreciate that physicians are teachers. Emergency physicians must be able to share their knowledge not only with other physicians but also with medical students, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, and lay people.
Third, a training program should kindle the resident's intellectual curiosity and nurture the spirit of inquiry that leads to the generation of new knowledge through both basic and applied research.