ACGME approves expansion of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Residency Program Director, Dr. Bobby Desai, received approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to increase the department’s complement of Emergency Medicine Residents from 8 residents per year to 14 residents per year. This complement increase will be realized starting July 2016. Over the next three years, this will increase the department’s total complement of EM residents from 24 to 42. This almost unprecedented complement increase is a significant step for emergency medicine in Gainesville and demonstrates the department’s substantial growth in the UF Health Enterprise, the high quality and excellence of our education mission, and the full support from our senior leadership. This will also put the department on equal footing with the larger EM residency programs in the country, and solidifies our impact in terms of our contribution to the emergency medicine physician work force. Additionally, the expansion will greatly enhance the department’s education mission, will allow for a substantively increased diversity of clinical experience for residents, and will have a significant impact on patient care everywhere. Emergency Medicine training at UF is poised to match the preeminence status that has been established by the University of Florida.