Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Welcome to the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) Emergency Medicine Residency Program. This program is one of the nation’s oldest and largest emergency medicine residency training programs. The program began in 1977 at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), and in 1987 became a joint program with the Air Force program at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC).
- The only level I trauma center in the U.S. Department of Defense
- 86K patient visits per year with an 16-18% admission rate and about 4K trauma activations
- 62 ER beds with dedicated pediatric pod, 8 trauma bays, and fast track area
- A diversified faculty providing the broadest exposure to EM practice with about 50 full-time EM-trained faculty of whom 40% trained at outside institutions
- Provide services to patients in 25,000 square miles in Texas plus areas around the world
- Train 16 EM residents per year for a total of 48 EM residents
- Exceptional 96% ABEM board exam pass rate over the last 30 years
- BAMC ED is a state-of-the art consolidated Army-Air Force facility
- Core ED rotations at BAMC with more than 30% community rotations in civilian institutions ranging from a university safety net hospital to a small city ED.
- Scholarly Track Program offered to allow you to get up to 500 hours of focused residency education in EMS, Ultrasound, Research, among others.
- Two to three blocks of elective rotations offered
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine training in dedicated pediatric emergency departments at BAMC, Methodist Children’s in San Antonio, and Texas Children’s in Houston
- Toxicology rotation in New York City at the New York City Poison Center
- Ample research opportunities in a variety of topics (>$7 million dollars in grants and 118 publications in 2019 alone)
- Program leadership focused providing unparalleled opportunities in emergency medicine training combined with excellence and individual wellness
- Rotation through the BAMC Burn Unit, a leading center for burns in the country
- Extensive alumni network both currently serving or having served the Armed Forces
- Two EM fellowships; Emergency Ultrasound and Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- EMPA fellowship (one of 3 in the nation) allows interaction with PAs in training
- Special Forces Medic training program works in conjunction with the resident program
Medical Students: Our program rotates over a hundred students each year with the goal of developing well rounded physicians for years to come as well as enhancing the residents’ opportunities to teach and lead patient care. Below are some important aspects of the student rotation.
- 2-4 weeks of integrated patient care activities; students work side by side with the residents and attendings in a busy ED
- Dedicated procedure lab, Emergency ultrasound and SIM education to allow for hands-on training
- Social gatherings with the residents, staff, and students to allow for interaction outside of the work environment