New emergency medicine residency announced

ERThe emergency medicine residency program – the first of its kind for South Texas – has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. University Hospital, San Antonio’s largest emergency center and the leading civilian Level I trauma center for the 22-county region of South/Central Texas, will be the chief training site for the residency program. “The demand on emergency rooms in the region is increasing rapidly and is twice the national growth rate,” said Bruce Adams, M.D., director of the Center for Emergency Medicine. “Establishing an emergency medicine residency program will dramatically improve the quality and accessibility of emergency and acute health care for the South Texas region.” The first 10 residents will begin the rigorous three-year program in July. Ten new residents will begin the program each year until the residency reaches its final complement of 30 doctors.

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