The University of Massachusetts Emergency Medicine Residency Program was approved by the Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine in 1986. Twelve residents are accepted each year into the program, which requires 36 months for completion. The program enables residents to acquire the skills and knowledge that constitute the foundation of emergency medicine practice in a variety of clinical settings. Residents receive their training at three locations with strong commitments to graduate medical education-the UMass Memorial Medical Center University and Memorial campuses and the Milford Regional Medical Center.
Residents are encouraged to develop sound medical judgment and to acquire clinical maturity through Emergency Department rotations supervised by experienced emergency physicians and through specialty rotations supervised by attending faculty. Training in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) includes active participation with paramedics from the UMass Memorial Emergency Medical Services ground ambulance and as flight physicians for UMass Memorial Life Flight air ambulance service.
Administrative skills are acquired through completing assigned tasks in the Emergency Department and by participating on state and local EMS and Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians (MACEP) committees. Residents are given increasing degrees of responsibility as they advance through the three years of the program.