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Program Director's Greeting

Since its inception in 1993, the University of Connecticut's Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine program has graduated over 220 residents who have gone on to successful careers in all aspects of Emergency Medicine. I would like to help you understand why our program is special and why I hope that you will consider spending three of the most important years of your life with us.

Residency is more than the capstone of your clinical education as a physician — it will be key in determining your strengths and weaknesses as a physician in independent practice. We offer an intensive, comprehensive clinical experience, with more than 160,000 patient visits per year between our primary clinical site at Hartford Hospital (a high acuity Level I trauma center at Hartford Hospital and the adjacent Connecticut Children's Medical Center (a pediatric trauma center and the only free-standing children’s hospital in Connecticut). In order to give our residents a sense of the breadth of the clinical practice Emergency Medicine we provide rotations in a variety of clinical sites including the in Hartford, our suburban community site at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and the urban community-based Saint Francis Hospital Emergency Department in the north end of Hartford. Our yearly total clinical complement exceeding 280,000 ensures that you will be ready for any practice environment you choose upon graduation.

As an education-focused department, we have a vibrant, energetic faculty who are committed to supporting our residency and actively participate in our innovative weekly residency educational conferences. Our faculty have a wide variety of interests including Medical Simulation, Emergency Ultrasound, Toxicology, Management of the Difficult Airway, EMS and Critical Care reflected in our faculty-led research program. The diversity of our faculty (including six ultrasound, five toxicology, two EMS and one critical care fellowship-trained physicians) is a key part of the strength of our clinical and didactic education educational program.

We pride ourselves on having a program which has a close knit, collegial atmosphere in which we all work together to further our goal to be the best emergency physicians possible. Our cohesive, team-based, supportive atmosphere helps make the challenges of residency manageable, rewarding and fun.

I hope that you will take this opportunity to learn more about our program and consider becoming a member of the UConn family.


Shawn London, MD
Residency Director
University of Connecticut Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine