Air Force Residency Programs

Nellis AFB - Las Vegas

Last updated 8/2020

COVID Update

Interviewers will be offered the option to either interview in person or virtually via Zoom.

San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC)

Last updated 8/2020

SAMMC, MCHE-EMR

3551 Roger Brooke Dr. 

JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Tx 78234-6200

  • ADT request form
  • Strengths
    • Largest MTF in the DOD. 
    • Residency program is almost entirely in the MTF.
    • Interns receive all EMS patients and are at the bedside for all traumas. 
    • Good exposure to trauma.
    • Minimal exposure to the civilian sector of emergency medicine, although SAMMC does receive civilian traumas and emergencies. 
    • 8 hour shifts.
  • Housing
    • SAMMC does not offer housing for ADTs. Once your ADT is confirmed, look in to hotels for your stay. There is one hotel on “base” for SAMMC, and several just off base that are walking distance to the hospital. These are usually well below per diem rate. The per diem rate can be found at https://www.gsa.gov/travel/plan-book/per-diem-rates. Some students choose hotels in the downtown/riverwalk area, which are usually at per diem rate. These hotels include, but are not limited to (no compensation has been provided for mentioning these hotels):
      • Staybridge Suites - Downtown San Antonio
      • Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Rivercenter Area
      • Hyatt Place – San Antonio Riverwalk
      • Residence Inn – San Antonio Downtown
      • Comfort Suites – Alamo/Riverwalk
      • Spring Hill Suites – San Antonio Downtown
      • LaQuinta Inns and Suites - San Antonio Riverwalk
      • Best Western Plus – Sunset Suites/Riverwalk

Notes for SAMMC:

A lot of hotels will charge you per diem rate but provide extra amenities beyond the basics. The hotel this writer stayed at provided breakfast daily, dinner M-W, $25/week stay grocery store money, and comped parking. Make sure to ask about these when choosing a hotel.

COVID Update:

ADTs are still occurring; however, you may need to quarantine upon arrival depending on the area you are traveling from. This is subject to change.

Travis AFB/UC Davis

Last updated 8/2020

Department of Emergency Medicine Integrated Residency Program

4150 V Street, PSSB Suite 2100

Sacramento, CA 95817

  • Interview scheduling
  • ADT request form
  • Strengths
    • The main hospital, UC Davis Medical Center, is the largest burn center west of the Mississippi river. It is the highest level of care for burn and pediatric care along the west coast and can catch patients from Mexico to Canada, including parts of Nevada. 
    • As with most (SAMMC excluded) military treatment facilities, the ED at Travis AFB does not receive high volumes of sick patients. Therefore, residents do not spend any time at Travis AFB and spend all of their time at the civilian hospitals in the Sacramento area. This results in a high volume of critical patients, both in trauma and medical emergencies.
  • Housing

COVID UPDATE:

ADTs are still occurring. However, all interviews will be occurring virtually to remain consistent with the UC Davis civilian program.



Wright-Patterson AFB

Last updated 8/2020

  • Interview scheduling
    • Go to https://wpafb.wrightschedule.org/ and click on EM clerkship schedule to see what time works for you!
    • In order to schedule, click on the calendar, then click sign-in which will take you to a page that will allow you to create an account. 
  • ADT request form
  • Strengths
    • Strong exposure to the civilian sector.
    • Dedicated time at a children’s hospital.
    • Lots of time in the ICU.
    • Robust sim program and robust preparation for the inservice training exam and for boards. Usually above average on inservice exam across the board. 
    • Free food on every shift.
    • Experience at a Trauma Level 1 center as well as a primary burn center. 
    • The primary ED for the civilian blocks (Miami Valley Hospital) contains a pod for sick patients staffed entirely by residents.
  • Housing
    • ADT housing is primarily through the Wright-Patterson Inns. Once your ADT is confirmed, call 937-257-3451 to make a reservation. If they have no openings,you will likely be redirected to the Hope Hotel which is right off base. If they’re also full, you will have to find your own hotel and be reimbursed. Keep in mind per diem rates, and look for hotels near Wright-Patterson AFB Area A.

COVID Update

At this time, students may need to quarantine upon arrival to their ADT depending on where they are traveling from. Expect this information to be sent out in your welcome email.



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