Welcome from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine Residency at BMC. As both the oldest and the busiest Level I trauma center in New England, BMC takes great pride in providing exceptional, evidence-based care to all patients, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. With our roots in the old Boston City Hospital, we have maintained our tradition as a safety-net hospital while also being recognized as a tertiary care referral center. We care for local members of our community as well as those who travel large distances to see our specialists and world-renowned experts. BMC is nationally recognized as a leader in population health and healthcare provision with recognition of the social determinants of health. As such, we provide a number of unique and progressive social services to our ED patients.

As a residency program, we offer outstanding training in the care of injured and critically ill patients. Our curriculum promotes growth through a graduated level of responsibility, where our senior residents oversee the department as a whole, supervising students and junior residents. This paradigm provides our residents with both outstanding clinical training as well as the skills in departmental oversight that are imperative in independent practice. As a resident in our program, you will be offered the opportunity to participate in many areas of interest, including medical student and resident education, research, ED operations, and quality assurance. Our diverse faculty provides dedicated education and scholarship opportunities in the realms of public and global health, medical education, pre-hospital medicine, hospital administration/quality improvement, and ultrasound. As program leaders, we encourage residents to understand and develop their own learning styles and guide residents as they establish strong foundations to build their future practice.

Our exceptional curriculum includes five months of elective time, which enables our residents to train as future leaders in emergency medicine, whether they choose to be clinicians, researchers, administrators, or any combination thereof. While the majority of residency training is completed at BMC, our residents gain valuable experience rotating through other EDs in and around Boston, such as Boston Children’s Hospital, Lahey Hospital, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, and Good Samaritan Medical Center.

There’s so much more to be said about our program! Instead, I encourage you to explore our website and get a taste of what we have to offer. I hope that you will consider applying to our program. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me (laura.welsh@bmc.org) or our Chief Residents (bmcemchiefs2425@gmail.com).

Thank you for visiting and learning more about BMC!

Laura Welsh, MD
Interim Residency Program Director


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