Emergency Medicine Residency
Eric J. Csernyik, DO
When University Hospitals Bedford and Richmond medical centers merged to form University Hospitals Regional Hospitals in 2012, the integration of the campuses’ Emergency Departments created an ideal opportunity to establish an osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residency Program – one with a focus on increasing and retaining the presence of Emergency Medicine-trained physicians in Northeast Ohio.
In July 2013, this four-year, AOA-accredited program joined the robust curriculum of UH Regional Hospitals Department of Medical Education, highlighting osteopathic principles and practices in its clinical rotations, didactic experiences, assigned reading and scholarly activity.
The goals of the UH Regional Hospitals Emergency Medicine Residency Program are to train residents to excel in triage, resuscitation and anesthesia/pain management scenarios, as well as in the diagnosis and management of acute presentations of emergent and non-emergent conditions, including:
- Behavioral and societal
- Ear, nose and throat
- Hematology and oncology
- Infectious disease
- Metabolic and endocrine
The Emergency Medicine Residency Program offers a wide range of care and training environments: Suburban/community hospital settings at the Bedford and Richmond medical centers; urban/tertiary training at University Hospitals’ main campus, University Hospitals Case Medical Center; a rural initiative with selective rotations at our critical access hospitals, UH Conneaut and Geneva medical centers; and rotations at UH Geauga Medical Center with its blend of a suburban and rural patient populations.
Residents also experience full access to the UH EMS Training & Disaster Preparedness Institute. The Department of Medical Education’s partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital provides learners with outstanding exposure to caring for a pediatric population in an Emergency Medicine setting.
The program is open to 16 Emergency Medicine residents in a 4-4-4-4 structure. Our unique dual-campus model provides a diverse didactic and clinical training experience, with exposure to dramatically different patient populations and hospital environments within one of the most highly acclaimed health systems in the nation, University Hospitals.