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Welcome to the Emergency Medicine Residency at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin! We thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.

I wanted to summarize a few highlights of our program for your residency consideration:

  1. We were created in the modern era, designed to be resident-centric with a creative and innovative curriculum that includes problem-based small groups, hands-on skills labs, simulation and a monthly class-specific longitudinal focus (e.g., ultrasound, research, administration).
  2. We have eight residents per class, with a total of 24 residents, which fosters collaboration and a sense of family. Our residents share core values of clinical excellence, well-roundedness and teamwork, and they are service-centered and mission-minded.
  3. We feature outstanding, varied clinical classrooms. Our primary teaching site is Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. Located just blocks from the state Capitol, Dell Seton is Central Texas’ only Level 1 trauma center for adults; and it is the safety net hospital for the uninsured and underinsured. Dell Seton is also a regional burn, stroke and cardiac referral center and the primary teaching hospital for Dell Medical School. 

    Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin serves as another training site. It is Austin’s largest hospital and the only hospital in Central Texas performing heart transplants. It also has a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit. Dell Children’s Medical Center is a tertiary referral center for all of central Texas and one of only five Level 1 pediatric trauma centers in all of Texas. Lastly, Seton Highland Lakes serves as a third-year, month-long emergency department rotation providing a rural emergency medicine experience for our residents.
  4. We provide multiple layers of resident mentorship between the program director, three assistant program directors (one for each year of residency), assigned faculty mentors and resident “families.” 
  5. Our affiliations with The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and Ascension Seton provide innumerable educational resources and research opportunities.
  6. We provide strong opportunities in EMS, emergency department administration, public advocacy, event medicine and pediatric emergency medicine.
  7. Department team members work collaboratively to address past, current and future barriers to success; promote patient access to health care; and foster a culture of excellence in a compassionate and mutually respectful fashion.
  8. Austin, Texas, is frequently voted as one of the best places to live and is one of the fastest-growing large cities in the U.S. In keeping with its motto, “Keep Austin Weird,” Austin truly has something for everyone. From its arts, music, excellent food scene, and outdoor hiking and water-based activities, our residents certainly enjoy their time off.

We hope you enjoyed learning about our program and gained a better understanding of our unique strengths and opportunities. We are proud of what we have to offer and we hope you consider training with us.

Follow our Twitter and Instagram accounts to see more from our program, and please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Chris Wyatt, M.D.
Program Director
Emergency Medicine
Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin