The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Kent Hospital is approved by the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians. Affiliated with the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, it is the only osteopathic EM residency in the entire New England region.
The residency program trains 6 residents per year in a PGY1-4 format. Successful completion of the EMRP leads to eligibility for Board Certification in Emergency Medicine through the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM).
A community hospital based program, the mission of the EMRP is to train emergency physicians to be competent and capable of working in a variety of clinical settings. EM residents will rotate through several other satellite emergency departments affiliated with the EMRP during the latter half of the curriculum. The combined ED volume for all affiliated sites approximates 130K patient visits annually. During the course of their training, residents in the EMRP will be exposed to a wide variety of patient populations and pathology.
Residents in the EMRP also have an opportunity to become familiar with the financial, legal, regulatory, and business aspects of emergency medicine practice. Residents will be expected to develop an awareness of community needs and skills in managing various healthcare resources available to them in various clinical settings. A strong Emergency Medicine-focused didactic program exists and a broad clinical curriculum bridging all aspects of EM practice, with emphasis on critical care.