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Emergency Medicine

Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: Fort Cavazos, Texas

Accredited: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length:  3 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  Medical School Graduation

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  Yes

Total Approved Complement:  30

Approved per Year (if applicable):  10

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  MS3s and MS4s

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  254-553-9089


Program Hours of Operation:   Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Description

The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) Emergency Medicine Residency Program (EMRP) is a 3-year program located at Fort Cavazos, Texas, the Army’s largest installation. Our program began in 1980 and received its first ACGME accreditation in 1982. Our ED is over 40 beds in a pod style layout with dedicated resuscitation bays and trauma bays. The hospital has 128 beds, and the majority of our patients come from the 200,000+ Tricare beneficiaries in our catchment comprised of active duty service members (30%), their family members (38%), and retirees (32%). Our ED has approximately 185 visits a day and sees around 67,000 visits a year. For any experiences that CRDAMC cannot provide, our residents rotate at world-class civilian institutions allowing us to leverage these different health care systems for a broad exposure of different patient populations from urban to rural. Only four of a resident’s 39 training blocks over three years are more than one hour from home.

Our program prides itself on being a welcoming, tight-knit, family unit. The only other residency programs at CRDAMC are Family Medicine and Psychiatry, which leaves our residents generally unopposed during acute patient management. Our residents excel not just clinically, but also academically. We have an above average board pass rate for both qualifying and oral boards and our residents consistently score above the 90th percentile (23 of 30 residents in 2024), with 15 of 30 in the top 5% in the nation on the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) national In-Training Examination this year.

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Contact Us

Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Location: Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Emergency Department


590 Medical Center Rd.
Fort Cavazos, TX 76544

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 254-553-9089

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