University of Mississippi Medical Center

History

The Department of Emergency Medicine was established as a formal department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1994. The residency training program has been established since 1986.

The department is very involved in the educational programs for medical students, medical residents as well as nursing, dental and allied health students. In addition to the residency program, fellowship opportunities are available.

Emergency Medicine currently has 23 faculty members, a fully accredited residency program and a division of medical toxicology. It has an active research program, aeromedical critical care transport service and a state disaster program called Mississippi Med1.


Mission statement

  • To deliver quality emergency medical and trauma care to the people of Mississippi;
  • To provide outstanding training to the residents and medical students involved in the delivery of that care;
  • To engage in state-of-the art research in acute care medicine;
  • To continually improve the quality and knowledge base of the specialty.

Leadership

  • Department Chair: Alan Jones, MD
  • Program Director: Brian Tollefson, MD
  • Associate Program Director: Risa Moriarity, MD, John Pettey Sandifer, MD
  • Research Director: Michael Puskarich, MD

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

UMMC

Secondary Hospital

Curriculum

PGY1

  • EM – 5 months
  • Pediatric EM – 1 month
  • Cardiology – 1 month
  • Orientation – 1 month
  • MICU – 1 month
  • NSICU – 1 month
  • OB – ½ month
  • Ortho – ½ month
  • Anesthesia – ½ month
  • U/S – ½ month

PGY2

  • EM – 9 months
  • Pediatric EM – 1 month
  • SICU – 1 month
  • Elective – ½ month
  • Administration – ½ month

PGY3

  • EM – 9 months
  • Pediatric EM – 1 month
  • PICU – 1 month
  • Toxicology – ½ month
  • Elective – ½ month

Electives

Fellowships

  • EMS
  • Pediatric EM
  • Sports Medicine
  • Research
  • Ultrasound

Contact Information

Residency Coordinator: Patrick O'Brien Phone: +1 601 984 5582 Fax: +1 601 984 5583

External Links

http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Mississippi-Department-of-Emergency-Medicine/116571525024554 http://emergencymedicine.umc.edu

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