Emergency Medicine

Residency: Program Overview


Basic Information

Institutional Status: Department

Primary

Secondary

Secondary

Secondary

University Health Truman Medical Center

Children’s Mercy Hospital

Saint Luke’s Hospital

University Health Lakewood Medical Center

Number of beds in hospital

308

220

480

298

Number of beds in E.D.

48

26

32

20

Number of adult patient visits per year

57,000*

850

43,500

24,800

Number of pediatric patient visits per year

560

61,500

1,750

2,200

% of ED patients who are pediatric

1%

98.7%

4.0%

6%

Overall admission rate
(% of total visits)

20%

11.5%

27%

11%

Acuity: ICU admission rate
(% of admissions)

3.3%

4.1%

2%

0%

Distance from primary site

100 yards

3.5 miles

17 miles

* Typical volume in non-COVD years is ~65K

Faculty

Full time: 19
Part time: 10
EM Residency trained: 100%
EM Board certified: 100%
Fellowship Trained Faculty:
Toxicology: 2
EMS: 2
Ultrasound: 2
Masters in Health Professions Education: 2
Female: 9 Full Time

Number of Residents and Position in Match

R1: 11
R2: 11
R3: 11
Female: 13
URM: 1

Applicants with previous training considered? Yes. The program prefers these applicants  include a letter from their current/former Program Director acknowledging their support of the applicant applying to the program and attesting to the resident’s being/having been a resident in good standing.

Interviews: After reviewing completed ERAS applications, applicants are invited to interview. We review all applications that are received through ERAS. Interviews are held November through January, with both morning and afternoon sessions. We are awaiting final recommendations from COPA and our UMKC GME regarding interview format. We will have virtual interviews but hope to have some in-person opportunities as well.

In order to have ample time to thoroughly review the large number of high-quality applications received, we plan to begin issuing interview invitations on a rolling basis, beginning on the unified release date which is currently TBD (typically mid to late October). We utilize Interview Broker for scheduling interviews.

Please also refer to our FAQs for other questions. If you have other questions not answered there, please contact our Program Coordinator Ms. Mayne.

Aeromedical Program: Aeromedical experience is not available due to resident safety concerns.

Research

Research Director: Monica Gaddis, PhD
Phone: 816-404-1536, Fax: 816-404-5094
Resident Requirement: One longitudinal research project presented at annual Senior Research Day. Residents receive instruction in EBM,  CITI training, and REDCap training.
Laboratory space/resources available to EM residents: Access to medical school laboratory and medical librarian.
Current research activities: EMS, infectious disease/sepsis medical student/resident education, ED Operations, and quality improvement.

Please see our Research section for further information.

Curriculum

Please refer to the curriculum section

Highlighted Resident Benefits
  • Dues:EMRA membership provided. Others may be paid from book/conference stipend
  • Subscriptions:May be paid from book/conference stipend.
  • Book allowance and conference stipend: $1000/year at PGY2 and PGY3 levels. $200 from departmental funds are allotted for interns. Additional funds are available for residents of any level presenting at a regional or national conference.
  • Textbooks provided:Residents have access to a variety of texts including Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, through UMKCs on-line portal.
  • Access to the UMKC Health Sciences Libraryholdings, including more than 100.000 online journals, 5700 electronic books, and many free downloads for handheld devices.
  • Both clinical sites have comprehensive electronic health records: Epic at SLH and Cerner at TMC. On completion of our program, residents will thus be “fluent” in both of the most common EHR’s used in large health systems in the US.
  • ROSH Review: Large, comprehensive on-line question bank provided for all EM Residents
  • Step 3: Paid for by UMKC GME if registered during PGY-1
  • Certifications:ACLS, BCLS, ATLS, PALS and NRP all paid by the program. Additionally, formal Central Line simulation training is provided.
  • Food allowance: Annual allowance at TMC and monthly at SLH during rotations.
  • Parking: Free, secured, and covered parking is available at TMC.

Please refer to the salary and benefits section for more information/detailshttps://med.umkc.edu/em/salary-benefits/

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