The Organizational Structure of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
The Department of Emergency Medicine has been an independent academic unit within the College of Medicine since 1984.
It is responsible for the medical direction of the University Hospital Center
for Emergency Care (CEC) and the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program. Most of
the Emergency Medicine training occurs within the University Hospital. The
Academic Health Center includes the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and sponsors
residency training in 42 specialties.
University Hospital, Inc. is a 665-bed facility completed in 1969. It is designated a Level I Trauma Center by the
American College of Surgeons. The Emergency Department sees over 90,000 adult
patients annually. A satellite laboratory, pharmacy, x-ray facility, CT scanner
and pre-hospital care base station are located in the Emergency Department.
The CEC also has an Urgent Care Center staffed by Emergency Medicine faculty,
residents, physician assistants and paramedics. Separate 24 hour per day
Emergency Psychiatry and Social Service teams are also present in the Emergency
In addition to
University Hospital, Residents rotate to Children's Hospital Medical Center, Veteran's Administration Hospital and
Jewish Hospital. Children's Hospital Medical Center sees approximately 84,000
patients per year, and is the regional referral center for all pediatric
Our physicians are dedicated to providing outstanding patient care within a structure that encourages excellence in teaching and
research. We are committed to exceeding the expectations of our referring
attending physician staff, as well as our patients. Our physicians are residency
trained and board certified/eligible in Emergency Medicine, with most having 4
years of post-graduate training in Emergency Medicine. The Department of
Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati is the oldest residency
training program in the United States and was founded in 1970.