The Wright State University Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine follows the R1-R3 format to board certification. We prepare excellent generalist emergency physicians who are prepared to care for any condition, in any emergency department, with compassion and skill.
The evaluation and management of critically ill patients is highly stressed. From a philosophical perspective, we believe that critical care medicine is an extension of emergency medicine. Emergency physicians are intensivists, who also do acute care; rather than primary care physicians, who also do critical care. A solid training in critical care medicine allows the emergency medicine resident better understanding of the natural history and treatment of critically ill patients seen in the emergency department, as well as process issues which might affect optimal care of patients.
Over the three years of training, emergency medicine residents participate in five months of dedicated, interdisciplinary experiences in adult medical and surgical, pediatric medical and surgical, and adult trauma ICUs. These experiences allow the resident opportunities to encounter a wide spectrum of pathological conditions in adult and pediatric intensive care patients. The critical care training is coordinated and supervised by a departmental academic faculty member trained and triple-boarded in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and critical care medicine. This enables residents to learn and experience critical care medicine from an emergency medicine perspective.
By the completion of residency, our emergency physicians have gained an increased level of self-confidence, maturity and clinical judgment in evaluating and treating critically ill patients, as well as increased proficiency in procedures necessary for initial and sustained care.