University of Southern California

History

The Department of Emergency Medicine at LAC+USC provides world-class emergency, trauma and medical services to the County's 10 million residents. It was the first EM residency on the West Coast and one of the first in the US. It is the County's largest emergency department, the backbone of the County's safety net for emergency care, and the County's "Flagship" trauma center providing more than 28% of all trauma care in Los Angeles County. It has one of the largest alumni networks in EM with over 650 graduates of the program.

The DEM is also the sponsor of one of the largest CME events in Emergency Medicine, Essentials of Emergency Medicine, and offers one of the medical school's most coveted clerkships, winning the award for Educational Excellence in 1997, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2014. Their faculty hold or have held leadership positions in the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.

Leadership

  • Department Chair: Carl Chudnofsky, MD
  • Program Director: Jan Shoenberger, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Taku Taira, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Jessica Osterman, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Ramin Tabatabai, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: David Diller, MD
  • Clerkship Director: Jonathan Wagner, MD
  • Research Director: Michael Menchine, MD, MPH

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

LAC+USC Medical Center

Secondary Hospital

  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center/Miller Children's Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital

Curriculum

PGY1

  • 6 Adult EM
  • 1 Peds EM
  • 1 CCU
  • 1 Trauma/SICU
  • 1 Internal Medicine
  • 0.5 ED Ortho
  • 0.5 Anesthesiology
  • 0.5 Psych ED
  • 1 Vacation

PGY2

  • 6.75 Adult EM
  • 1 Peds EM
  • 0.75 Obstetrics
  • 1 Ultrasound
  • 0.5 Elective
  • 1 Vacation
  • 1 MICU

PGY3

  • 7 Adult EM
  • 1 Toxicology
  • 1 Community EM
  • 2 Elective
  • 1 Vacation

PGY4

  • 6 Adult EM
  • 1 PICU
  • 1 Community Peds EM
  • 0.5 QA/Administration
  • 2.5 Elective
  • 1 Vacation

Electives

  • Anesthesia
  • Administration
  • Burn ICU
  • Community EM
  • Critical Care (MICU, CCU, SICU)
  • Dermatology
  • Education
  • EM Procedures
  • EMS
  • Hyperbarics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatric EM
  • Research
  • Sports Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Ultrasound

Fellowships

  • Ultrasound
  • ED Administration
  • Medical Education
  • EMS
  • Research

Contact Information

Residency Coordinator: Keri Montero Email: kmontero@med.usc.edu Phone: +1 323 226 6667 Fax: +1 323 226 6454

External Links

http://keck.usc.edu/Education/Academic_Department_and_Divisions/Department_of_Emergency_Medicine.aspx https://uscemeducation.com/

See Also

Authors:

Ross Donaldson