Making a Difference, Here & Beyond
The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
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Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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Let’s Do Big Things Together
True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
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Meet Dell Med
We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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Patient Care People Give

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.

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.

The Emergency Medicine Residency program is affiliated with the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Training Facilities

Photo of Dell Seton Medical Center At UT Austin

Seton Healthcare Family’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.

Photo of 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.

Photo of 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.

Photo of 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.

Photo of 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. 3.

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.

Welcome From Director Todd Berger

Our residents and faculty members have worked hard to build a learner-centered program with an emphasis on teaching, leadership training and commitment to people who have difficulty getting access to health care.