The University of Maryland Emergency Medicine (UMEM) Residency Program

has been training the world's leading emergency physicians since 1991. In addition to our traditional 3-year categorical Emergency Medicine Program, UMEM offers both a 5-year combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Program (with the possibility to extend to a 6th year to include Critical Care training) and a 5-year combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Program. Our medical center is the only one in the country that hosts all three of these emergency medicine residencies. All of our residents benefit from intense and comprehensive training in an environment that is supportive and fun.

Welcome to our website! Here, you'll find information on what it is like to train in one of our programs, things to do and where to live in Baltimore, and you will also get to know the residents and faculty that make UMEM awesome. If you are applying to our program, check this Interview Information page for important dates and info!

We value hard work, a sense of duty to our patients/community/each other, a diverse and inclusive environment, and above all, kindness. You are in the right place if you value these things too!

Sarah B. Dubbs, MD, Program Director

Clinical experiences

include the high-acuity University of Maryland Medical Center ED, the infamous R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the Baltimore VA Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins Pediatric ED, Prince George's Hospital Center, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, and Shore Regional Health. These sites offer a diverse patient population, ranging from urban to suburban to rural. Additionally, the settings range from ultra-specialized quarternary care centers to a freestanding ED. Upon completion of our program, graduates are prepared to work in any environment. 


We are committed to teaching and mentoring the leaders of the future.
We strive to foster the individual interests of each of our residents so that they can truly pursue their dreams. Our residents are active in leadership positions within the hospital and in organizations such as ACEP/EMRA, AAEM, SAEM, and ACOEP. Many go on to do fellowships in faculty development, ultrasound, EMS, critical care, toxicology, administration, simulation, informatics, and more. You will find UMEM alumni as ED Directors, academic Chairpersons, committee chairs, nationally-known educators, entrepeneuers... wherever they are, they are making a real difference!



Our Mission Statement

The University of Maryland’s Emergency Medicine Residency is committed to developing future academic and community leaders in emergency medicine.



We believe 
that strong leaders are well-rounded in all aspects of life. 
Our residency motto is AEIOU:
positive Attitude
commitment to Education
Involvement in the profession
Outside life
These are the pillars that make up the strong foundation of UMEM!
Speaking of Unity, UMEM is a family.
Residency is not easy. Through tough hours, challenging cases, and all of the rigors of training- the residents, fellows, and faculty lean on each other! Our favorite UMEM family activities include crab feasts, Friendsgiving, holiday parties, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore sporting events, and just being around each other.
For a taste of what being in our program is like, check out our Class of 2020 graduation video!

Please roam around our website to learn more about our program!


You can also follow us on:

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