The Department of Emergency Medicine is dedicated to providing high-quality emergency care for patients, offering exceptional educational experiences for residents and students and continually pursuing knowledge and scholarship.

Molly Johnson

We provide state-of-the-art care with about 80,000 patient visits annually at two locations – University Hospital, which is an ACS-verified Level 1 trauma center, and MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

It’s an exciting time of expansion for the MU Health System, which is building a strong and diverse faculty and staff to support excellence in clinical care and academics. At both MU Health locations, the emergency department is staffed by board-certified School of Medicine faculty and equipped with state-of-the-art technology and electronic medical records.

University Hospital is home to the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center, central Missouri’s only American College of Surgeons-verified Level I trauma center and one of only two such centers in the state. The hospital is a certified acute stroke center, an active tertiary care referral center and a regional resource center, providing physicians with a wide variety of patients to treat. The University Hospital emergency department averages more than 51,000 visits per year.

Just three miles east of MU’s campus, MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital is Missouri’s only hospital dedicated solely to children, from neonate to adolescent, as well as the most comprehensive women’s health care facility. This hospital is home to a full-functioning high pediatric volume emergency department averaging 29,000 visits per year, as well as a specialized transport team equipped and dedicated exclusively to transporting infants and children.

Visiting Student Diversity Program

The Visiting Student Diversity Program provides opportunities for fourth-year medical students to do an elective rotation with the University of Missouri School of Medicine and MU Health Care. Learn more at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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