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Emergency Medicine

Program Type: Combined Civilian/Military Wright State University/Wright-Patterson Medical Center Residency Program

Location: Dayton, Ohio

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Program Length: 3 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: Yes

Total Approved Complement: 54 (30 Military) 

Approved per Year (if applicable): 18 (10 Military)

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability: 4th Year

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

Program Phone Number: 937-656-3172


Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Program Description

The Wright Patterson Emergency Medicine Residency is closely coordinated with the civilian Wright State Emergency Medicine Residency. This program first accepted residents in 1977, and since then, the educational goal of the department has been to provide medical students and residents with the necessary skills to apply acute care and decision-making, approach a patient with an undifferentiated chief complaint, and enhance their procedural skills. Boonshoft School of Medicine actively supports our ACGME-accredited residency program and provides our residents with the training and skills to secure board certification in emergency medicine.

The department includes 19 core faculty, a mixture of military and civilian physicians, and more than 100 affiliated clinical faculty. All maintain active teaching roles in the residency. Many of our faculty members possess advanced training in specialized areas, including Emergency Medicine Services, Sports Medicine, Medical Toxicology, Critical Care Medicine, Ultrasound, Simulation, Wilderness Medicine, Urban Search and Rescue, Medical Informatics, and Academic Leadership. Additionally, there is an opportunity to learn and practice tactical medicine with a variety of local and federal law enforcement agencies. The Emergency Medicine Residency is an integrated community-based program supported by the major area hospitals including Dayton Children's Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital, and Wright-Patterson Medical Center. The residency currently supports residents in a Post Graduate Year (PGY) 1-3 format.

The department has an active research program with an emphasis in neuroscience, pre-hospital care and education. Two new simulation centers (medical and pre-hospital) support educational programs and research. External funding has come from the National Institutes of Health, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, American Heart Association, Ohio Department of Health, and private foundations.

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Contact Us

Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Location: 88th Medical Group, Emergency Department, 1st Floor

Hours of Operation:

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 937-656-3172

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