Emergency Medicine

For over 50 years, the Department of Emergency Medicine at IU School of Medicine has cared for our patients and our communities. It is a promise we renew every day and one that has never been broken. We care for our patients and we care for each other. It is a simple message but one that defines who we are. For the next several years, we have two primary aims:

  • Ensure our people thrive
  • Eliminate disparities in every aspect of emergency care 

Our vision:

To improve the health and well-being of every life entrusted to us and every community we serve.

As an academic department, it is our privilege to embrace our tri-partite missions of research, education and clinical care. However, we believe there is more we must do. 

Our missions:

Care for others like they are family, teach the way our favorite teachers taught us, boldly innovate to improve the care we deliver, and develop leaders who transform emergency medicine.

We will advance the mission by:

  • Training the next generation of physicians and advanced practice providers
  • Ensuring justice and diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Achieving gender equity and parity
  • Leading in wellness and mental health
  • Growing the specialty through discovery, innovation, and knowledge creation
  • Setting the standard for emergency care in the United States

Clinical Care

Taking care of patients and our communities is the most important thing we do. The department staffs ten emergency departments throughout Indiana including three level 1 trauma centers, the primary teaching institutions for the department. 
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Education

As one of the oldest and most highly regarded training programs in the country, our world-renown teaching faculty have the privilege to train the next generation of physicians.
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Research

Discovery, innovation, and knowledge creation are hallmarks of a vibrant academic department. The research team actively investigates emergency care. 
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Emergency Medicine Residency Programs

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers two residency programs: a general emergency medicine residency and combined emergency medicine and pediatrics program. The department’s academic health centers include two level-one adult trauma centers and the state's only level one children's trauma center at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. These facilities are located in downtown Indianapolis, in a clinical setting that exceeds a quarter of a million patient visits per year and provides an inexhaustible and comprehensive training setting. Graduates of IU School of Medicine’s Emergency Medicine residency programs are prepared for a broad range of career options.

Residency Programs