The Emergency Medicine (EM) residency training program at LAC+USC began in 1971 and is one of the oldest- and longest-running EM residency programs in the country. We continue to be leaders in the specialty through educational innovation, research and leadership, as well as the training of clinically and procedurally competent emergency medicine physicians.
The program is dedicated to the mission of our safety-net hospital to provide emergency access to the citizens of Los Angeles County regardless of their ability to pay. We pride ourselves on delivering a high-level of culturally competent care to our patient population.
Over 600 physicians have graduated from our program – the largest alumni body of emergency medicine specialists both in the United States and internationally. Our family of graduates has excelled in every aspect of the field, and is well represented in academic medicine, research, subspecialty practice, community leadership, and public service.