Maine Medical Center

  • We are a 3 year program, matching 10 PGY-1 residents annually
  • We are home to the first residency program in northern New England, having graduated our first residency class in 1999
  • Our department is the only Level 1 Trauma center in the state of Maine
  • We are the busiest emergency department in the state with an annual volume greater than 70,000 and a pediatric volume of greater than 15,000
  • Our ED is a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the needs of a high-volume, tertiary-care patient population

The EM faculty at MMC has grown to more than 27 members, with subspecialty representation in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, Toxicology, EMS, Wilderness Medicine, Ultrasound, Emergency Geriatrics and Critical Care. While our faculty are all dedicated bedside teachers, and we are leading the way in high-fidelity simulation education in our institution and statewide, many have earned a reputation for teaching at the national level, serving as faculty at numerous regional, national, and international meetings. Additionally, members of our faculty are active nationally in leadership positions helping to define the future needs and direction of our specialty.

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act was meant to ensure emergency care for all. While it has provided that type of safety net, some unintended consequences have not been as positive.
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ACA Increased Emergency Department Use   Increasing access to insurance alone does not lead to a decrease in ED visits As the Affordable Care Act was being implemented, many politicians and health po
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