Residency

About the Residency Program.

For the majority of ED clinical shifts, our residents work directly with the ED attending physician. This allows our trainees to learn from the most experienced providers and educators, beginning the first day of internship and continuing throughout training. Our junior residents benefit from one-on-one mentorship, and our upper level residents benefit from full autonomy with guidance when needed for fine-tuning of advanced skills. Rotating medical students are frequently paired with the attending-resident team, which provides abundant opportunities for direct involvement in clinical teaching.

Meet Our Residents.


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Special Interests.

Residents pursue a variety of special interests in our program from joining tactical emergency medical support teams to experiences in international health. Many residents pursue independent projects or and design their own elective experience focused on one or more of the special interests described below.

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An elective that gives you the opportunity to work in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). You will undergo a Federal Security background check and accrue DHS credentials, then spend your month working in their Chemical Weapons Division, National Bio-surveillance Division, and working closely with the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (GUH/WHC Emergency Medicine Faculty Member).
The EMS rotation/experience spans all three years of the program. In the first year, the focus is on 911-based ground EMS including shifts with the Fairfax City Fire Department and DC Fire/EMS, and time at the DC Unified Communications Center.
The National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare is a research center which brings together safety scientists, clinical researchers, and clinicians to apply human factors and system safety engineering research methods to the healthcare enviroment.
As information technology is poised to transform the next generation of medical care, residents have an opportunity explore and build on the innovations and capabilities of the informatics tools developed in the Emergency Medicine Department at Washington Hospital Center.
As our residency grows, so does our outreach and opportunities for international service. In addition to being an integral part of the health care team at the hospital, our residents will provide didactic support to the nursing program and other mid-level providers.
Physicians at MedStar provide medical services to the Baltimore Ravens and to all Georgetown athletic teams. In addition, opportunities to work with medical services on the National Mall on 4th of July and other major national events in the nation’s capitol abound.
Our ultrasound program provides full diagnostic capabilities at the point of care and has been growing with the recent addition of equipment and fellows.

Clinical Training.

The cultural, economic, and geographic diversity of the DC region provides our program with a vast patient population and a variety of clinical settings. It is truly an exciting, challenging, and well-rounded training experience.

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Where We Work.

Don’t be deceived by our title. The Georgetown University/ Washington Hospital Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program gives residents the opportunity to learn at a variety of hospital settings both in Washington, DC and surrounding communities. Explore the map below to learn more about our training sites. Click on each icon to learn more about each participating organization.


Research Opportunities.

Residents are encouraged to participate in research and scholarship during the course of their training. Opportunities to engage in research and scholarship are available through the Department, the Institution, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the MedStar Research Institute. The Office of Graduate Medical Education offers funding to support the presentation of research at conferences or meetings.

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