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Emergency Medicine Residency

Founded in 2012, our three-year Emergency Medicine Residency graduates eight physicians per year. We are a dynamic, learner-centered residency that constantly pushes our educational programs forward to meet our residents’ needs. We focus on teaching — maintaining a one-to-one attending-to-resident teaching ratio in the emergency department — and our multi-hospital training model helps residents prepare to work in any setting upon graduation. Faculty and residents in our program engage in a range of scholarly activity to enhance their practice and contribute to the field.

Serving the most vulnerable in our community on the front lines of care, we place an emphasis on leadership training with special focuses on public advocacy, emergency department administration, EMS and pediatric emergency medicine. Our city — recently voted the No. 1 city to live in by U.S. News and World Report — is known for its live music festivals and venues, strong schools, tech-based economy, access to the outdoors and active lifestyle.

All residents are supported by Dell Med’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Residents receive memberships to American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Texas College of Emergency Physicians, Texas Medical Association and Travis County Medical Society, and they also have access to Rosh Review, DynDoc and Pepid, and receive a copy of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine.

The Emergency Medicine Residency program is affiliated with the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care. Learn more in a welcome letter from program director Chris Wyatt, M.D.

Training Facilities

Being prepared is a top priority. Our training sites help equip residents to practice in any setting after their training and make an informed decision about where they want to take their careers.

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT Austin.

Ascension Seton’s newly opened teaching hospital, which includes a 69-bed emergency department, is the heart and soul of our program and the referral center for all of Central Texas. With 70,000 ED visits, it is a public urban safety-net hospital and the only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center within 60 miles.

Ascension Seton Medical Center.

Our training is balanced by a private community hospital. It is a tertiary care referral center with 35,000 ED visits and features very high acuity medical patients with nearly a 30% admission rate. It is also a Solucient Top 100 Hospital, Magnet winner and certified chest pain, stroke, cancer and cardiac transplant center.

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.

We understand the importance of strong pediatric emergency medicine training to prepare you to be on your own. At 79,000 ED visits, this Nursing Magnet winner is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center for 160 miles. Amid high acuity and high volume, our faculty members who teach pediatric emergency medicine also run our Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.

Ascension Seton Highland Lakes.

We round out our training with a PGY-3 rotation at a rural, Critical Access hospital. Amid 18,000 ED visits each year, our senior residents learn to push their limits as they discover what it will be like when they are truly on their own after graduation. Some fall in love with being the “only doc in town” and choose to pursue rural emergency medicine.

Clinical Education Center.

This facility features our classroom and lab spaces, as well as a 74-bed state-of-the art simulation lab. One of the largest in the country, it is based in former fully functioning hospital floors, ICUs and operating rooms that have been retrofitted for learning to practice medicine.

Learn More & Apply

About the Application Process

We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from Sept. 15 to Oct. 1.

Curriculum: Promoting Leadership & Excellence

Our block curriculum features heavy exposure in emergency medicine at each of our four sites, including longitudinal experiences in pediatrics and the community.

Meet Our Residents

Our residents come from across the nation and have a diverse range of expertise. Graduates find placements in top hospitals and schools as attending physicians, fellows and more.

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