Chair: Dr. Roger Humphries
We are very excited to tell you about the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky. While we certainly benefit from outstanding “bricks and mortar” resources like the state of the art 65-bed emergency department which opened in July 2010, the real reason we think you will want to learn more about our program is the environment that the faculty and the residents foster while working together. We are neither a new program nor one of the oldest in the country, but we have been doing this long enough that we feel comfortable with the way the program is set up and how it successfully prepares our residents to practice in any environment they desire from the most urban to the most remote. Since 25% of patients seen in community EDs are under 18 years of age, Pediatric Emergency Medicine is an important part of EM training and it is another strong component of our department; UKEM residents will benefit from taking care of patients in our Pediatric ED on every shift, just as is they will if they enter community practice at the end of their training. As the Adult and Pediatric ACS verified Level I Trauma Center and the academic tertiary and quaternary referral center serving the central, southern and eastern parts of Kentucky, our patients represent a broad spectrum of medical and surgical cases.