Residency Program

The University of Utah Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency is a PGY 1-3 program. The program is based at the University of Utah Hospital, a tertiary care center and level 1 trauma center in Salt Lake City. In addition, residents will rotate at Intermountain Medical Center, the flagship regional referral center for the Intermountain Healthcare System and also a level 1 trauma center. Dedicated pediatric rotations will occur at Primary Children's Medical Center, a regional referral center and level 1 trauma center located next to the University hospital. Additional rotations will occur at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center.

The primary goal of the University of Utah Emergency Medicine Residency Program is to produce well-rounded competent emergency physicians who are able to practice independently. Central to this goal is the development of a high level of competence in the initial recognition, evaluation, resuscitation and stabilization of acute illness and injury in all patients. Additional goals include furthering the academic development of the specialty of emergency medicine, producing meaningful research contributions in the field of emergency medicine, and promoting the specialty of emergency medicine locally, regionally, and nationally.

We will match 9 residents per year, for a full complement of 27 residents. We are looking for self motivated individuals who are excited to join us in building an outstanding emergency medicine training program.


Only a few years ago, the presence of an emergency medicine residency in Utah was still just a dream. In 2005 that dream became a reality, and in June of 2008 we graduated our first class of emergency medicine residents.

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Academic Program Manager
Christine Carlson
Phone (801) 581-2272