Hennepin County Medical Center

History

The Emergency Medicine residency at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) was founded in 1972. It was the second emergency medicine residency program founded in the nation. The Emergency Department (ED) has more than 50 standard care rooms and 4 stabilization bays. There are > 100,000 patient presentations to the ED annually. There is a long history of bedside ultrasound at HCMC, starting in the mid 1980s. In addition to advanced bedside ultrasound imaging such as transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), the ED has many state-of-the-art bedside ultrasound machines including six Mindray M9, six Zonari ZS3, four touchscreen Mindray TE7, and two Toshiba Aplio with cardiac speckle tracking.

For Emergency Medicine, HCMC matches 12 categorical Emergency Medicine residents and 2 combined Emergency Medicine / Internal Medicine residents per year.


Hennepin County Medical Center is:

  • Minnesota's premier Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center with many nationally recognized programs and specialties
  • Located in downtown Minneapolis, near US Bank Stadium and East Commons Park
  • A recognized system of primary care clinics and retail clinics located throughout Hennepin County
  • An essential teaching hospital for doctors who go on to practice throughout the state and nation
  • A safety net hospital providing care for low-income, the uninsured and vulnerable populations, and
  • A major employer and economic engine in Hennepin County.

Leadership

  • Department Chair: James Miner, MD
  • Program Director: Richard Gray, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Directors: Danielle Hart, MD; Megan Rischall, MD
  • Research Director: Johanna Moore, MD
  • Ultrasound Director: Rob Reardon, MD

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

Hennepin County Medical Center

Secondary Hospitals

North Memorial Medical Center
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Curriculum

PGY1

  • EM at HCMC - 7 blocks (4 weeks/block)
  • EM at North Memorial Medical Center – 4 weeks
  • Tox, EMS, ultrasound, and Specialty Clinics - 4 weeks
  • OB/GYN - 4 weeks
  • Cardiology/Medicine - 4 weeks
  • Surgery (General/Trauma) - 4 weeks
  • Medical ICU - 4 weeks

PGY2

  • EM at HCMC - 5.5 blocks (4 weeks/block)
  • EM at North Memorial Medical Center – 4 weeks
  • EM at Abbott Northwestern - 4 weeks
  • Pediatric EM at Masonic Children's Hospital – 2 weeks
  • Selective - 2 weeks
  • Medical ICU - 4 weeks
  • Surgery (General/Trauma) - 4 weeks
  • Neurosurgery - 6 weeks
  • ED Resuscitation/Procedures - 4 weeks

PGY3

  • EM at HCMC - 10 blocks (4 weeks/block)
  • EM at Abbott Northwestern - 4 weeks
  • Pediatric EM at Masonic Children’s Hospital – 2 weeks
  • Cardiology Consults – 2 Weeks
  • Selective - 4 weeks

Electives

PGY2 - 2 week Selective

Focused Toward Potential Fellowships

  • Critical Care (ICU)
  • EMS
  • International
  • Medical Education
  • Toxicology
  • Ultrasound

PGY3 - 4 week Elective

Wide Variety With Opportunity to Create Custom Experiences

  • Education
  • EMS
  • International
  • Medical ICU Nights
  • Domestic Away Rotation
  • Custom

Fellowships

Critical Care Medicine

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Medical Education & Simulation

Ultrasound

Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

Contact Information

Residency Coordinator:
Mary Hirschboek
Email: mary.hirschboeck@hcmed.org
Phone: +1 612 873 5645 Fax: +1 612 904 4241

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