The ACGME accredited Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Charleston Area Medical Center is dedicated to excellence in the training of Emergency Medicine Residents.

The goal of the training program is to provide graduating residents the tools, skills, empathy and knowledge to practice in any Emergency Department of their choosing. The residency program strives to achieve the ultimate goal of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Charleston Area Medical Center, excellence in patient care.

With the resources available through Charleston Area Medical Center, the CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), and West Virginia University, the Emergency Medicine residency program is a unique education opportunity not found elsewhere in the country.

Comprehensive Clinical Training

The program will be taught using the newest and most innovative approaches to medical education, along with extensive clinical exposure in all areas essential to the competent and compassionate practice of emergency medicine.

These resources allow for the focus of the didactic component of the Emergency Medicine education to be small group presentations, intensive instruction using simulation (standardized patients, partial task trainers and high fidelity full human patient simulators), and active resident participation in the learning process. 

Combined with bedside teaching that employs a one resident and one board-certified attending model, with a patient population that exceeds 100,000 visits annually, we offer exceptional educational opportunities.

Goals of the Emergency Medicine Program:

  • Promote a broad understanding of the role of Emergency Medicine as it relates to other medical specialties
  • Integrate the sciences applicable to emergency medicine with clinical experiences to prepare residents to assume progressive responsibilities, commencing with general medical skills, and progressing to complete care of patients in need of emergency care
  • Enable the Emergency Medicine resident to rapidly evaluate, initiate treatment, problem solve and prescribe the appropriate therapy of the emergency patient
  • Develop the teaching skills of the residents in Emergency Medicine
  • Develop professional leadership and management skills
  • Promote lifelong learning in medical education through engagement in quality improvement/patient safety initiatives and research
  • Develop interest in, and understanding of, research in Emergency Medicine
  • Prepare the resident to meet certification requirements of the American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Assure competence in procedures and ultrasound as they relate to the practice of Emergency Medicine
  • Provide a professional and team-based learning environment where residents can work without fear of intimidation
  • Provide a learning environment free of disparity with a focus on diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Promote the importance of well-being, work-life balance, resilience and management of stress and burnout

Research Opportunities

Emergency Medicine Residents will receive instruction and practical experience in medical education to prepare them to assume a role in any academic program in the country. One of the goals of the Emergency Medicine residency is that residents develop an interest in, and understanding of, research in emergency medicine. Each resident will be required to complete an original research project prior to graduation.

Salary and Benefits

CAMC offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package for residents and fellows.

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Gretchen Newman

Our program has the resources of a large Level 1 Trauma facility and residents are exposed to a wide array of pathologies. We have many specialties in-house; however, emergency medicine residents still perform almost all of their own procedures which provides great experience. Finally, the residents all support and help each other in and out of the hospital. It's a great team.

Gretchen Newman, DO   PGY 2
Hythem Abad

The volume and acuity of patients we see leads to an accelerated ability to care for the sickest patients and manage an entire ED with ease by the time you are ready to graduate. That, coupled with supportive and caring faculty and co-residents, makes this a fun and exciting place to train.

Hythem Abad, DO   Co-Chief Resident, PGY 3
Life as an Emergency Medicine Resident at CAMC
EM residents in helicopter
EM residents teambuilding activities
EM residents in front of HealthNet helicopter
EM residents working with Charleston Fire Dept
EM resident and faculty gathering
EM residents group
EM residents in Simulation Center
EM residents playing basketball

How to Apply

Learn more about our application process for the Emergency Medicine Residency.

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