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Emergency Medicine

Program Type:  Military Medical Center

Location:  Portsmouth, VA

Accredited: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length: 4 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Graduation from Medical School

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: No

Total Approved Complement: 40

Approved per Year (if applicable): 10

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability: Yes: MS4s

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

Program Phone Number: 757-953-1407


Program Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Program Description

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is an ACGME-accredited 48-month training program designed to prepare physicians to provide competent emergency care to Department of Defense beneficiaries anywhere in the world and under any circumstances. We ensure graduates are successful, not only mastering medical knowledge and procedural skills, but also developed in the areas of operational medicine, program management, mentorship, education, negotiation and conflict resolution, and identifying team dysfunction through a longitudinal military-unique curriculum. The curriculum includes longitudinal experiences in research and teaching. Our primary clinical site is NMCP where residents complete core emergency medicine rotations, inpatient medicine wards, cardiology, obstetrics, emergency ultrasound, quality improvement, and EM teaching rotations. NMCP is a designated level II trauma center where the alerts are co-managed with the trauma surgery service. We partner with four local emergency departments to practice in community settings with different levels of acuity and trauma designation. We complete three trauma rotations at level I trauma centers and four ICU (one pediatric and three adult) rotations at civilian critical care units. NMCP is home to Caladrius, an interfacility transport team where residents gain experience with en route care through hands on exposure. Residents are provided with four electives during residency. First year residents have three weeks of leave. Second, third, and fourth year residents have four weeks of leave.

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Curriculum and Schedules

Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

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Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

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Contact Us

Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Location: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Building 2, 5th Floor

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Phone: 757-953-1407

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