Program Director's Welcome
Our experience as residents, more than anything else,
influences our future practice of emergency medicine. A rich milieu of diverse clinical care,
quality academic programming, and strong social support leads to confident,
high-quality graduates capable of practicing in any environment.
At Central Michigan University our residents practice in "tough" neighborhoods,
with ample exposure to high acuity medical and trauma patient populations. Our two primary training sites in Saginaw
account for more than 120,000 emergency department visits annually. As the largest urban area in mid and northern
Michigan, our referral catchment includes much of Michigan’s Thumb and
northeast Lower Peninsula. All resident
training sites are ACS-verified trauma centers with dedicated helicopter
transport services. All traumas are "run" by our EM residents, allowing an unparalleled exposure to the management of blunt and penetrating injuries.
In the classroom, our residents are exposed to an innovative
curriculum that focuses on collaborative and interactive learning. Team-based learning (TBL), audience response
systems and web-based training modules are regular features. Our residents are "tough" in simulation; they are exposed to more than 75 hours of simulation based
training annually. Our new 10,000-square-foot center, scheduled to open in April 2015, will place us among the premier simulation facilities in the nation.
Outside of the hospital, our residents work and play "tough." The residency holds no less than four national MedWars
titles, and several of our residents are current and past EMRA leaders. Together, they enjoy a tight-knit social circle and a team spirit that builds year after year. Our faculty are proven "tough" as well, with national EM leadership experience and state government appointments.
The residents, faculty and staff of CMU are proud of
the training that we offer in Saginaw. We thank you for considering our program. The only question remaining is, “Are You