The goal of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at NMCSD is to prepare physicians for a lifelong practice in Emergency Medicine and to support the Fleet and Corps in support of expeditionary, humanitarian, and combat missions. The specialty of Emergency Medicine focuses on the initial recognition, resuscitation, stabilization, ongoing evaluation, and care of acutely ill or injured patients. This training program strives to equip physicians with the skills and learning strategies to practice this specialty in whatever situation emergency medical expertise is required: be it in a large stateside tertiary care hospital or a small overseas military treatment facility, in peacetime clinical practice or in a forward deployed operational setting, in a high volume clinical practice or one with heavy research, teaching, or administrative duties.
In addition to training as an Emergency Physician, residents are challenged to hone their skills as a Naval Officer. Leadership, teamwork, management, communication, operational readiness, and other topics critical to development as a Naval Officer are essential facets of our Military Unique Curriculum. This residency will provide the graduate with the tools needed for success as a specialist in Emergency Medicine and as an accomplished leader in Navy Medicine.
RESIDENT SELECTION Selection to the Emergency Medicine Residency at NMCSD is competitive and is open to all US Naval Medical Corps officers. The application process is via the GMESB. For both PGY1 and PGY2 applicants, selection is based upon multiple considerations including medical school and board examination results, internship performance (for PGY2 selectees), scholarly output, FITREPs, and letters of recommendation. We recommend visiting NMCSD in the June - September timeframe and interviewing with the program leadership. Phone interviews will be conducted when travel to San Diego is not an option.