The Emergency Medicine residency program is a four-year training that combines U.S. and Canadian experience to ensure highly qualified graduates. Emergency specialists are qualified to assess, stabilize, diagnose, manage and plan all acute medical and surgical emergencies, including pediatrics, by providing high quality specialized emergency care with up-to-date knowledge and enhanced skills. Candidates are trained to advance in the specialty and acquire administrative skills to run emergency departments and pre-hospital care. The program provides a 24-hour consultant-based service with high standard residency training and supervision.
The Department of Emergency Medicine manages approximately 61,000 adult patients who are mostly tertiary care in nature, with all back-up specialized care. Unique to this program are oncological emergencies, cardiac emergencies, metabolic emergencies and complex medical and surgical emergencies. Other activities include quality management, mortality and morbidity meetings, physicians’ improvement program, and disaster management at the hospital and externally.