Emergency Medicine Residency Overview
- 3-Year (EM1-2-3) Categorical Program. Fully accredited by ACGME.
- Jointly sponsored by US Army and Air Force.
- Located in beautiful, sunny San Antonio, TX.
- 16 residents per class; 8 Army, 8 Air Force.
- Combined resources of two large military medical centers
- Affiliated with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD
- High acuity military EDs with volume of over 75,000
- Level I trauma centers, burn unit, NICU and multiple ICUs
- Excellent mix of high acuity medical, trauma, pediatric and geriatric patients
- World-class didactics, protected Grand Rounds time, nationally-recognized visiting professors
Benefits & Wellness
- Military salary and benefits compare very favorably to civilian resident compensation.
- Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, disability, retirement, and malpractice package.
- Allowances for moving, travel and uniforms.
- Program has been in full compliance with new ACGME duty hour rules for over a decade.
- SAMMC EM shifts generally 9 hours in length - affords time to read and be with family.
- 3 weeks of leave per year with additional time off during holidays possible.
- 4 resident days per year (faculty provides ED coverage).
Legacy of Excellence
- One of the most established programs in the nation - 1977.
- 98% ABEM board passage rate over past 5 years
- Routinely places in the top 15% of programs for In-Training scores.
- Former faculty and residents have gone on to make outstanding professional contributions including thepast presidents of ACEP and SAEM; Dean of the University of West Virginia School of Medicine; chairmen of departments at Methodist Hospital, IN, and Northwestern University, Chicago; former Air Force and Army Consultants to the Surgeons General; program directors at Madigan Army Medical Center, Norfolk Naval Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Medical Center and Nellis AFB medical center, University of South Florida, and Michigan State University; Department Chiefs at Multiple Army &* Air Force Community Hospitals; Division Surgeon of the 82nd Airborne Division; and authors of Atlas of Emergency Medicine, and Handbook of Medical Photography.
Why SAUSHEC Emergency Medicine?
- Combined strength of 2 major military programs and DOD only stateside level I trauma center.
- Outstanding faculty with active research program and over 3 million of grant money. Comprehensive didactics and educational program.
- Excellent track record of ABEM In-Training scores and board pass rates.
- Great location - big city culture and amenities with small town attitude, low cost-of-living, and short commutes. Sunny and warm year-round - ideal for outdoor activities.
- Resident wellness fully supported