University of Louisville School of Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville, established in 1971, is the second oldest full academic Department of Emergency Medicine in the United States. 

Program Goals

  • We will consistently fill our emergency medicine training program with the highest quality medical student and maintain academic diversity.
  • We will utilize a curriculum and evaluation plan that enables each resident to become practice-ready by obtaining competency in the six emergency medicine specific core competencies.
  • We will prepare our graduates to succeed in a professional leadership position.
  • We will assure quality and demonstrate quality improvements.
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