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Emergency Medicine Residency

Our program provides a robust clinical and academic learning experience for residents and incorporates operations management training to prepare our residents to fully integrate into every facet of emergency medicine upon graduation.

Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC), the flagship institution of Baylor Scott and White Health, is proud to introduce our Emergency Medicine Residency Program established in 2019. Under the leadership of our esteemed board-certified faculty group, residents will flourish in our robust program, through innovation, knowledge translation and collaboration. Our mission is to shape the future of emergency medicine by developing residents into healthcare leaders who deliver outstanding quality care to patients and their families.

With over ten years of experience managing emergency medicine programs and a track record of developing residents into leaders, our faculty are highly regarded in the field of emergency medicine within the graduate medical education community. In collaboration with our partners at Integrative Emergency Services (IES), we are committed to the advancement of clinical education, patient safety, quality healthcare outcomes, and dissemination of information that ensures best practices across our clinical sites. The design of our program is unique in that it combines best practice clinical academics and emergency department operations management training that prepares our residents to thrive in all facets of emergency medicine upon graduation; emergency medicine quality, process improvement and implementation science, billing and coding, and the patient experience. Through a rich data stream, residents receive performance dashboards providing them the ability to measure themselves against their peers thereby taking ownership of individual improvement and increasing their clinical outcomes.

We shape the future of emergency medicine.

About Us

Baylor University Medical Center

Baylor University Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Chest Pain Center, and Transplant Center located in downtown Dallas serving over 300,000 patients per year. BUMC was founded in 1903 and continues today as a not-for-profit hospital devoted to serving everyone through exemplary healthcare, education, research, and community service. BUMC’s charity care and community-based programs help meet the needs of underrepresented and uninsured Texans.

The BUMC Emergency Department (ED) is a state-of-the-art 85 bed facility staffed by the best and brightest emergency services personnel in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. The BUMC ED averages over 100,000 visits per year. Patient acuity is high as demonstrated by a 26.6% admission rate with a 4.3% critical care rate.

About the Program

The BUMC Department of Emergency Medicine has a long and successful history of providing undergraduate and graduate medical education delivered and managed by Residency Trained Board Certified/Eligible Emergency Physicians.

Close to 50% of our attendings are former Chief Residents. Several of our faculty have completed fellowships including: Cardiovascular Emergencies, Emergency Medicine Administration, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Ultrasound and Sports Medicine.

Many of our faculty are active in research and publication of peer-reviewed journal articles and medical textbooks.  We support faculty involvement in local, state and national organized medicine groups to include Texas College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medicine Residents Association, etc.

With a 1:2 ratio of students to educators we foster an engaging learning environment that will grant residents unparalleled access to the highest quality emergency medicine education available during their rotations.

Curriculum

Residents will receive the highest quality education in emergency medicine. Our unique curriculum includes an emphasis on critical care management that will equip our residents with the knowledge and skillset needed to provide high-quality care leading to a superior patient experience.

The clinical environment provides an incredible hands-on experience for residents, with great diversity in pathology, and is augmented by our innovative didactic education. Our curriculum allows residents the opportunity to gain exposure to areas of individual interest during their training, providing them the opportunity to make decisions regarding potential fellowship and independent practice career choices.

Rotations

The first year (PGY-1) of training provides residents with the clinical skills and knowledge needed to become well rounded physicians.

Interns begin with a comprehensive 1 month orientation to help familiarize them with the emergency department and refresh their emergency medicine clinical knowledge. They will receive hands-on procedural training while integrating into clinical shifts. The month is also designed to help residents integrate with their classmates and the BUMC family via social gatherings.

After the orientation month, residents will spend time off-service acquiring skills and knowledge essential to the practice of emergency medicine in the specialized areas listed below.

There is an emphasis on caring for critically ill patients with multiple intensive care months that give residents excellent training in procedures and resuscitations. Residents receive close supervision and clinical teaching by experienced academic and clinical faculty who are actively involved in bedside teaching during their intern year.

While in the ED, interns work approximately 20 10-hour shifts each month during the PGY-1 year.

  • 1 Month EM Orientation
  • 3 Months BUMC ED
  • 2 Months EM Skills
  • 1 Month L&D & NICU
  • 1 Month Ortho
  • 1 Month Trauma
  • 1 Month CICU
  • 1 Month MICU
  • 1 Month CMC ED

Rotations

In the PGY-2 year, the emergency medicine resident continues to gain experience in caring for critically ill patients and spends the majority of this year in the emergency department learning how to care for multiple sick patients at once. Residents will also spend time off service in the medical and trauma ICUs. Residents will gain their pediatric EM experience via a longitudinal track at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. They will have a month to initiate an elective research project and will spend time off-service on toxicology and EMS rotations.

While in the ED, PGY-2 residents work approximately 19 9-hour shifts.

  • 8 Months BUMC/CMC ED *
  • 1 Month MICU
  • 1 Month STICU
  • 1 Month Research
  • 1 Month JPS Toxicology & EMS

* 2 shifts per month in the CMC ED with the remainder of shifts in the BUMC ED

 

Rotations

During their PGY-3 year, residents have increasing autonomy in patient care during their ED shifts. They become leaders in the department and move into a supervisory role as they learn to manage multiple critical patients. They will continue to gain their pediatric EM experience via a longitudinal track at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Residents also have elective time available to pursue clinical or research interests.

While in the ED, PGY-3 residents work approximately 18 9-hour shifts.

  • 9 Months BUMC/CMC ED *
  • 1 Month ED Administration
  • 2 Months EM Research & Elective

* 2 shifts per month in the CMC ED with the remainder of shifts in the BUMC ED

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"

    Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 115-acre campus with 915 beds, a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to accept residency applications, Standardized Letters of Evaluation (SLOEs), letters of recommendation, Dean’s MSPE, transcripts and other credentials.

Deadline for applications is November 15.


Application Requirements

Completed ERAS applications include:

  • ERAS Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE Transcript
  • COMLEX Transcript (applicable applicants)
  • Personal Statement
  • MSPE (Dean’s Letter)
  • SLOE x 2

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Interview Process

We look forward to a resolution to the COVID-19 pandemic and will engage in face-to-face processes that are compliant with CDC guidelines**, local health entities guidelines, and institutional policies upon notification that such encounters have been deemed safe to resume. When face-to-face processes are approved the standard interview itinerary would include:

  • Dinner Meet-and-Greet with Residents
  • Breakfast Orientation to:
    • BUMC EM Program
    • BUMC facility
    • Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
  • Interviews with key EM Faculty
  • Tour of the BUMC ED and key Hospital Locations
  • Lunch Meet-and-Greet with EM Faculty and Residents
  • Contact information for timely correspondence with key Program Faculty

**Based on current information available from CDC guidelines, local health entities, and institutional policies, we are preparing for a virtual interview process for the 2020-2021 interview cycle.

Contact Us

Kami Harris
Phone: 254.724.5815
Fax: 254.724.0408
Kami.Harris@bswhealth.org

Emergency Medicine Residency
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Avenue
1st floor, Roberts Building
Dallas, Texas 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Dallas

Dallas provides access to metropolitan entertainment and culture while maintaining the lowest cost of living among the top 10 largest U.S. cities.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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