Residency Program

Why Train at UT Southwestern

The UT Southwestern Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a three-year program, fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Under the direction of Dustin Williams, M.D., Walter Green, M.D., and Jedidiah Leaf, M.D., our renowned residency program has been structured to prepare graduates for careers in every aspect of emergency medicine, from clinical practice to academics and fellowship training.

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program enrolled its first class of 16 residents in 1997. In 2006, the residency class size expanded to 19 residents per class, and in 2015 the class size again expanded to 22 residents per postgraduate year. Since 2018, our program has graduated 332 emergency medicine physicians. Many of our program’s alumni have become leaders in the field, including many emergency department and emergency medical services medical directors.

The primary objective of our residency program is to provide an excellent and comprehensive experience, giving trainees exposure to emergency medicine’s many subspecialties. This is accomplished by reinforcing the principles of sound patient care, procedural expertise, strong clinical and conference teaching, innovative research and academic writing, and humanism and ethical considerations.