Emergency Medicine

Residency: Program Overview


Basic Information

Institutional Status: Department

Primary

Secondary

Secondary

Secondary

Truman Medical Center

Children’s Mercy Hospital

Saint Luke’s Hospital

Truman Medical Center Lakewood

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

51,000

850

43,500

24,500

Number of pediatric patient visits per year

550

65,500

1,750

2200

% of ED patients who are pediatric

1.1%

98.7%

4.0%

8.9%

Overall admission rate
(% of total visits)

19%

11%

27%

11%

Acuity: ICU admission rate
(% of admissions)

2.9%

3.9%

2%

0%

Distance from primary site

100 yards

3.5 miles

17 miles

 

Faculty

Full time: 20
Part time: 14
EM Residency trained: 100%
EM Board certified: 100%
Fellowship Trained Faculty:
Toxicology: 2
International Medicine: 1
EMS: 2
Ultrasound: 2
Women: 9 Full Time

 

Number of Residents and Position in Match

R1: 11
R2: 11
R3: 11
Women: 5

Applicants with previous training considered? Yes. The program prefers these applicants to 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.

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 in Mid-October

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, PGY-1s also write and present a case report. Residents receive CITI training and Redcap training during their orientation month.
Laboratory space/resources available to EM residents: Access to medical school laboratory.
Current research activities: EMS, cardiovascular emergencies, infectious disease, medical student/resident education, ED Operations
Total publications in the last 3 years: 52

Please see our Research section for further information.

Curriculum

Please refer to the curriculum section

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. 
Certifications:
 Paid by the program.
Food allowance: Monthly allowance at TMC and SLH during rotations.
Parking: Free, secured, and covered parking is available at TMC. Please refer to the salary and benefits section for more information/details: https://med.umkc.edu/em/salary-benefits/

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