Welcome to the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Combined Residency Program. The University of Maryland combined residency was inaugurated in 1994. The primary goal of the combined program is to train physicians to be both fully competent emergency physicians and pediatricians.
The objectives of this program are as follows:
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Two residents are accepted each year for this exciting 5-year program. Training is divided equally between the two specialties. Assignment to pediatrics and emergency medicine is in 3-to 6-month intervals which gives our residents experience with the seasonal variation of illnesses. The training experience encompasses all aspects of pediatrics and emergency medicine, from various emergency departments and Shock Trauma, to MICU, NICU, PICU, and outpatient pediatric clinics. While fulfilling categorical requirements within the two specialties, this unique training schedule emphasizes critical care in both the pediatric and adult settings.
Residents in our combined program truly have a passion for both specialties. This is easily recognizable in our residents who bring a strong sense of balance to each program through the blending of acute care knowledge and procedural skills with a highly compassionate and child friendly approach to patient care. Individuals successfully completing this program are eligible for certification by both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. Approximately half of our graduates have gone into academic positions, and the other half have gone on to community practice.
The program directors for the individual training programs in pediatrics and emergency medicine, Erin Guidice, M.D. and Sarah Dubbs, M.D., respectively, oversee the combined emergency medicine and pediatric training program. Both faculty members are certified by their respective Boards. Bridging the two disciplines is the Co-Director Jennifer Guyther, M.D. and Assistant Program Director, Reginald Brown, M.D. who both completed their training through the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Combined Residency Program.