Emergency Medicine

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Overview

Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage, California is a busy and highly rated hospital, with an annual Emergency Department census of over 85,000 visits per year. Eisenhower was founded with the goal of bringing world-class medical care to the region, and is frequently rated the #1 hospital in the Inland Empire (out of 49), and among the top 20 hospitals in all of California.

While previously a traditional community hospital, Eisenhower became a teaching hospital with our first classes of Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents starting in 2012. Since then our hospital has continued to grow as an academic center, adding multiple fellowships, and additional medical student and outside resident rotations. Our EM program received initial accreditation in September 2018. Our EM program has had great success in recruiting a fantastic group of educators to join our team.

The mission of the Eisenhower Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program is to provide our residents with a broad-based learning program in an environment of inquiry to prepare them for independent practice in the specialty. The residency program is designed to assist residents in developing competencies necessary to become outstanding clinicians, capable of managing diverse patient populations, and to become leaders of and advocates for their communities.

Eisenhower Health currently has residency programs in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine, as well as  fellowships in Sports Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Geriatrics. Other residency programs in planning include: Psychiatry, Neurology and General Surgery. Fellowships under consideration are: Cardiology, GI and Infectious Disease. Services available at our facility include a comprehensive stroke center, STEMI center  (with 24 hour cath-lab availability), 24-hour operating room availability and call schedule coverage for a broad range of specialty consultants. Eisenhower EM residents spend the majority of their time at Eisenhower Health, but will also rotate at Desert Regional Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and California Hospital.

Regional Ranking #20 in California

#1 in Riverside- San Bernardino

Program Structure

The Eisenhower Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a three year program covering all of the aspects inherent to training in Emergency Medicine. Our program is designed to provide broad-based clinical training with an emphasis on preparation for clinical emergency medicine practice. The goal of our program is to assist residents in developing the skills necessary to become outstanding emergency physicians capable of managing diverse patients with a broad range of emergent needs. Residents are given guidance and advice to develop their careers, achieve scholarship, and assure competencies needed for the next steps in their careers.

One of the unique features of the program is the balance between a community hospital emergency department along with rotations at academic partner institutions offering specialized training and clinical opportunities. Our home institution is Eisenhower Health, which is a quickly growing, busy, and highly rated community hospital in Rancho Mirage, California. Additionally, resident training will be supplemented by partnership with specialized centers at off-site locations in Southern California. Residents will rotate at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center, California Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. These partner institutions will accommodate our residents for established away rotations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, PICU, Acute Care Surgery/Trauma and Obstetrics.

Block Schedule

1 block = 4 weeks

PGY-1

LOCATION

WEEKS

General Emergency Medicine

Eisenhower

5 blocks

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Eisenhower

1 block

Ultrasound

Eisenhower

1 block

Emergency Medical Services

Eisenhower, various EMS Agencies

1 block

Anesthesia

Eisenhower

0.5 blocks

Orthopedics

Eisenhower

0.5 blocks

Elective

Variable

1 block

General ICU

Eisenhower

1 block

Trauma/ Acute Care Surgery

Desert Regional Medical Center

1 block

Trauma/ Acute Care Surgery

4 weeks total

PGY-2

LOCATION

WEEKS

General Emergency Medicine

Eisenhower

7.5 blocks

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Eisenhower

1 block

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

1 block

Surgical ICU

Desert Regional Medical Center

1 block

Elective

Eisenhower

2 blocks

Obstetrics

California Hospital

0.5 blocks

Vacation time

4 Weeks Total

PGY-3

LOCATION

BLOCK

General Emergency Medicine

Eisenhower

6 blocks

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Eisenhower

1 block

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

1 block

Research Block

Eisenhower

1 block

Elective

Eisenhower

1 block

PICU

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

1 block

General ICU

Eisenhower

1 block

Toxicology

UCSD

1 block

Vacation time

4 Weeks Total