Program Director’s Welcome
We have a great opportunity for Emergency Medicine training here at the University of Missouri. I joined the faculty in 2013 and was part of the team that built the residency program that began in 2014.
We have amazing faculty who share my goal — to maximize your training opportunities and education over the 36 months we are together in order to make you a successful EM physician You will establish foundational principles of critical thinking that you can draw upon to become a skilled Emergency Medicine physician.
We provide emergency care for the majority of the state of Missouri and also treat patients from Iowa and Arkansas. Our catchment area mainly serves a large portion of the state's rural population, which brings its own unique challenges. In October 2019, our Emergency Department (ED) completed a massive expansion to accommodate our rapidly growing census. The University Hospital ED has four critical care bays, 38 treatment rooms, a FastER, and observation unit. We use bedside ultrasound whenever possible in our ED. Our ED has a dedicated C-arm for fluoroscopic procedures.
Emergency Medicine residency training is a period of intense work, with long hours spent mastering the fundamentals of the specialty, but it is also a time of extraordinary personal and professional growth. Encountering people who are often having the worst day of their lives enables us to uniquely bear witness to some of life’s most triumphant and tragic moments.
Resident wellness in one of our main goals. We seek to create a culture within the residency that promotes individual and group wellbeing and provides a positive workplace culture. Residents will have access to:
- The Chief Wellness Officer for Healthcare System
- A Full-time counseling psychologist in Office of Clinician Well-being
- Intern orientation month (including didactics)
- Ante & Postpartum shift scheduling considerations
- Semi-annual wellness check-ins with residency leadership
Social events for Residents promoting group wellness include:
- Resident interview dinners and socials
- Team-building activities
- Journal clubs
- Annual resident float trip on Gasconade River
- Departmental holiday parties