Department of Emergency Medicine



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2555 University Blvd., 110
Dayton, OH 45324
Phone - (937) 775-8188
Fax - (937) 775-8187

The educational goal of the department is to provide medical students and residents with the necessary skills to apply acute care and decision making, approach a patient with an undifferentiated chief complaint and enhance their procedural skills. Boonshoft School of Medicine actively supports our ACGME-accredited residency program and provides our residents with the training and skills to secure certification in emergency medicine. Over the last five years, more than 10 percent of those graduating from the school have entered emergency medicine residencies. The school remains well above the national average of 6.8 percent.

The department includes 19 core faculty and more than 100 voluntary clinical faculty. All maintain active teaching roles in the residency. The Emergency Medicine Residency is an integrated program, supported by area hospitals including Dayton Children's Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital and Wright-Patterson Medical Center. The residency currently supports 50 residents in a R1-R3 format. It has a freestanding Fellowship in Faculty Development for those interested in training to become faculty in academic emergency medicine.

The department has an active research program with an emphasis in neuroscience, pre-hospital care and education. Two new simulation centers (medical and pre-hospital) support the educational programs and educational research. Extramural funding has come from the NIH, NASA, AHA, ODH and private foundations.


Wright State medical school simulation center technician to demystify moulage at national conference

David Shablak, a simulation center technician who works in the Department of Emergency Medicine, uses his moulage skills to depict injuries for students and other educators.

Emergency Medicine associate professor travels on global health missions with Air Force

Passionate about global health, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Glenn Burns, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine, has been to 65 countries.

Medical school holds graduation ceremony on May 26

The Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine honored 99 graduating medical students during its commencement ceremony at the Victoria Theatre.
Last edited on 03/25/2021.