emergency medicine



Western Reserve Hospital is one of five hospital sites for the Northeast Ohio Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residency. The four year comprehensive program conforms to the requirements as set forth by the American Osteopathic Association Basic Standards for Residency Training in Emergency Medicine.

Mission and Vision

The Mission of the WRH NEOOEM Residency training site is to develop a competent osteopathic physician, skilled in the practice of Emergency Medicine. This is accomplished by providing an intense, diversified experience that will provide the resident with the confidence to practice competently and efficiently regardless of the chosen practice environment. WRH provides the opportunity to become academically and procedurally proficient through immersion in intensive care, trauma, advanced life support, and subspecialty exposures to all age groups, along with instruction in text, journal, and electronic resources. The ultimate goal of our training program is excellence in patient care, recognized by colleagues and patients alike.

General Program

The four year Emergency Medicine Residency Program is carefully structured to provide a broad base of exposure to resident trainees for medical and surgical emergencies of all ages, while giving a structured didactic curriculum. Clinical rotations are arranged to expose each resident to critical care, surgical subspecialties, pediatrics, trauma, EMS, research, and administrative duties. A minimum of 18 months of emergency medicine rotations are arranged to provide a progressive level of responsibility for patient care. The seven AOA Core Competencies are an integral part of both the clinical and didactic portion of the program. Residents are monitored daily and evaluated monthly by their preceptors. A quarterly review is completed the program director to evaluate the progress of each individual resident. The program utilizes direct observation, monthly evaluations, yearly in-service examination, simulations labs, and mock oral board examinations to ensure competency in the Emergency Medicine competencies. Research is encouraged and nurtured through the entire training program. Each resident is trained and must keep current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).