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Department of Emergency Medicine


Dr. David Francis Lim
February 7, 1949 - July 18, 2023

Our friend, colleague, and mentor Dr. David F. Lim died Tuesday, July 18, 2023. As clinical EM faculty, he helped lead the way in the early days of our Residency Program. After being sidelined by a small stroke, he continued to teach, ultimately completing an IM residency and continuing his clinical and educator career with a thriving practice. His daughter Jennifer is a 2010 WSU EM Residency graduate. Our condolences go out to her and to all of David's family and many friends.







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 51 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.


Last edited on 07/19/2023.