Henry Ford Hospital-Wayne State University-EM/IM/CC

Program Description

Type of Program
In 1999, the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine approved the creation of a residency which leads to full qualification for board certification in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine (EM/IM/CCM). Henry Ford began offering the program in 2003. Our first graduate from this newly-created track completed the program in 2005 and is board certified in Emergency Medicine (ABEM), Internal Medicine and Critical Care (ABIM). Our graduates are currently pursuing academic careers in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, helping lay the foundation of research and development of the field of Emergency Medicine Critical Care.

The objective of this unique six-year combined training program is to prepare physicians for practice in academic careers addressing the spectrum of illnesses and injuries from emergency department presentation until discharge. Graduates will likely function as academic intensivists or emergency physicians with a strong background in research.

Year Fellowship Started: 2004

Application Method & Deadlines
Applicants interested in this program should apply for the EM/IM Residency via ERAS. The first four years of both combined programs are identical - residents must decide if they want to pursue the EM/IM/CCM program before the end of their third year. If you are currently enrolled in another residency program and have questions about a transfer into the Henry Ford Hospital EM/IM program, please contact us.

Application Requirements
Please see Application Method and Deadlines above.

Number of Fellows per year
2-3

Length of Fellowship
6 years, including the EM/IM Residency

EM-CCM Fellowship Education
Critical Care has been defined as the delivery of medical care to "any patient who is physiologically unstable, requiring constant and minute-to-minute titration of therapy according to the evolution of the disease process." It has not defined by location but actually spans the continuum of care from the prehospital setting through the ED and in to the ICU.

In the United States and worldwide, there has been a steady increase in the number of critically ill patients presenting to the Emergency Department, and these patients are spending longer times in the ED while competing for scarce ICU beds. With the advent of early goal directed therapy, it has become ever more important to manage patients aggressively from the moment of initial contact. There is a growing body of evidence supporting the notion that early, aggressive management of patients with a variety of life-threatening diagnoses leads to sustained mortality benefits.

In 1999, the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine approved the creation of a residency which leads to full qualification for board certification in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine (EM/IM/CCM). Henry Ford began offering the program in 2003. Our first graduate from this newly-created track completed the program in 2005 and is board certified in Emergency Medicine (ABEM), Internal Medicine and Critical Care (ABIM). Our graduates are currently pursuing academic careers in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, helping lay the foundation of research and development of the field of Emergency Medicine Critical Care.

The objective of this unique six-year combined training program is to prepare physicians for practice in academic careers addressing the spectrum of illnesses and injuries from emergency department presentation until discharge. Graduates will likely function as academic intensivists or emergency physicians with a strong background in research.

Sample Curriculum
Please see the following link:
http://www.henryford.com/EMIMCCResidencyProgram

Listing of Graduates & Years
2015 Christopher Hartwell
2013 Adam Schlichting
2012 AJ Hegg
2012 Gregory Houghton
2010 Deborah Rathz
2008 A. Joseph Garcia
2007 Pratik Doshi
2005 Michael Donnino

Program Website
http://www.henryford.com/EmergencyMedicine