emergency medicine Residency
The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, is a three-year (PGY 2-4) program with eight residents per year group. It was first accredited in 1992 by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the first class began the program in 1992, graduating in 1995. In 1995, the program was reviewed by the Emergency Medicine Residency Review Committee of the ACGME, and was awarded full accreditation for a 5 year period, becoming the first Emergency Medicine residency program ever to receive 5 year accreditation on the first review. The program was reviewed again in 2004 and given full continued accreditation. The Emergency Medicine Department is an independent department in the Medical Directorate. At the current time, the Emergency Medicine Department is responsible for the operations of the emergency treatment area, and the Fast Track treatment area. Forty officers, over 50 corpsmen, and over 15 civilian workers are members of the department.
Department Activities: The Medical Officers of the department (including residents) have several social activities throughout the year. These include the welcome party in August, the Christmas Dinner in December, the residency graduation dinner in June, and the monthly Journal Club which a majority of the faculty attend.
Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia:
The Navy’s "First and Finest" medical center is located on Hospital Point in the City of Portsmouth, on the Elizabeth River. Established in 1824, it is a 300 bed, tertiary care facility and is the lead agent for Mid Atlantic Region. The local catchment area contains over 400,000 beneficiaries. This large patient population provides a wide variety of acute and chronic medical problems for the facility to manage. Residency programs in anesthesia, emergency medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, oral surgery, orthopedics, otorhinolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics and psychiatry are present as well as a transitional internship program. A state of the art research facility supports these training programs
The hospital contains a small exchange, barber shop, post office, several dining facilities, and a comprehensive medical library which currently subscribes to several hundred periodicals including 6 Emergency Medicine journals.
The compound has a new gymnasium, swimming pool, jogging tracks and the medical center has a large parking garage.
The Acute Treatment Facility is a one-million square foot building. It is the most modern Navy Medical Facility, and was designed with teaching in mind. All clinics are on the first two floors, with inpatient care areas on the third and fourth floors.