Emergency Medicine Residency

A physician residency in emergency medicine is part of Desert Care Network’s graduate medical education programs. The American Osteopathic Association has accredited the program, which complements Desert Care Network’s Level 1 Trauma Center – the highest level possible.

Learn more about the residency here.

The Department of Emergency Medicine participates exclusively with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and can be found on the  Electronic Residency Application Service. You may apply through the dean’s office at your medical school, or through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

Information for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

  • Training programs are competitive and do not meet the hard to fill criteria required for Visa (Temporary TN work status, temporary H-1B and J-1) sponsorship.
  • Passing scores on the first attempt of COMLEX steps 1 and 2 are required.
  • Applicants should have graduated from medical school within five years and must meet the accreditation requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for licensure.
  • ECFMG certification is not required at the time your application is submitted but is required to start residency.