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Residency Program

We recruit 11 residents per year for a 4-year period and total of 44 residents in a PGY 1-4 format

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Fellowship Programs

We offer 9 Fellowship Programs most being ACGME accredited

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We offer a Medical Student Clerkship Program with 8 different courses

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Emergency Medicine Faculty

The UCSD Department of Emergency Medicine has over 90 academic, clinical, adjunct, and research faculty providing patient care at three Emergency Departments located in San Diego and Imperial Counties. As the only academic EM program in the region, many of our faculty are nationally renowned and have subspecialty expertise and training.

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Department News

Covid vaccine images

December 16, 2020

UCSD EM Team part of initial UCSD Health Care Workers to receive COVID Vaccine

Women in Health Sciences recognizes four UCSD Emergency Medicine faculty via Zoom

December 9, 2020

DEM Faculty recognized at annual Women in Health Sciences ceremony

Screenshot Dr. Lafree being interviewed by CNBC host

June 19, 2020

Dr. Andrew Lafree, DEM Faculty & El Centro Regional Medical Center Director, on the crush of new coronavirus cases occurring in California