BUMC Residency Program

The BUMC Department of Emergency Medicine has a long and successful history of providing undergraduate and graduate medical education delivered and managed by Residency Trained Board Certified/Eligible Emergency Physicians.

Approximately 50% of our attendings are former Chief Residents. Our faculty have completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Emergencies, Emergency Medicine Administration, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Ultrasound.

Many of our faculty are active in research and publication of peer-reviewed journal articles and medical textbooks. We support faculty involvement in local, state, and national organized medicine groups to include Texas College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medicine Residents Association, etc.

With a 1:2 ratio of attendings to residents, we foster an engaging learning environment that will grant residents unparalleled access to the highest quality emergency medicine education available during their rotations.

Residency Curriculum

Residents will receive the highest quality education in emergency medicine. Our unique curriculum includes an emphasis on critical care management that will equip our residents with the knowledge and skillset needed to provide high-quality care leading to a superior patient experience.

The clinical environment provides an incredible hands-on experience for residents, with great diversity in pathology, and is augmented by our innovative didactic education. Our curriculum allows residents the opportunity to gain exposure to areas of individual interest during their training, providing them the opportunity to make decisions regarding potential fellowship and independent practice career choices.


The first year (PGY-1) of training provides residents with the clinical skills and knowledge needed to become well-rounded Physicians.

Residents begin with a comprehensive 1-month orientation to help familiarize them with the emergency department and refresh their Emergency Medicine clinical knowledge. They will receive hands-on procedural training while integrating into clinical shifts. The month is also designed to help residents integrate with their classmates and the BUMC family via social gatherings.

After the orientation month, residents will spend time off-service acquiring skills and knowledge essential to practicing Emergency Medicine in the specialized areas listed below.

There is an emphasis on caring for critically ill patients with multiple intensive care months, giving residents excellent training in procedures and resuscitations. Residents receive close supervision and clinical teaching by experienced academic and clinical faculty involved in bedside teaching during their intern year.

While in the emergency department, residents work approximately 20 x 10-hour shifts each month during the PGY-1 year.

1-month EM Orientation (BUMC)
4-months BUMC ED
1-month EM Skills (US and Anesthesia)
0.5-month L&D (BUMC)
1-month Orthopedics (BUMC)
1-month Trauma (BUMC)
1-month CCU (BUMC)
1-month MICU (BUMC)
1.5-months CMC ED**

** Pediatric Emergency Medicine is a one-month block experience for PGY-1 Residents


In the PGY-2 year, the Emergency Medicine resident continues to gain experience in caring for critically ill patients and spends the majority of this year in the emergency department learning how to care for multiple sick patients at once. Residents will also spend time off service in the medical and trauma ICUs. Residents will gain pediatric Emergency Medicine experience via a longitudinal track at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. They will have a month to initiate an elective research project and spend time off-service on toxicology and EMS rotations.

While in the emergency department, PGY-2 residents work approximately 19 x 9-hour shifts.

8-months Adult EM (BUMC)*
1-month PICU (McLane)
1-month MICU (BUMC)
1-month STICU (BUMC)
1-month Toxicology and EMS

* Pediatric Emergency Medicine is a longitudinal experience for PGY-2 and PGY-3 Residents


During their PGY-3 year, residents have increasing autonomy in patient care during their emergency department shifts. They become leaders in the department and move into a supervisory role as they learn to manage multiple critical patients. They will continue gaining pediatric Emergency Medicine experience via a longitudinal track at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Residents also have elective time available to pursue clinical or research interests.

While in the emergency department, PGY-3 residents work 18 x 9-hour shifts each month.

9-months Adult EM (BUMC)
1-month Administration (BUMC)
2-months Research and Elective

Advanced Ultrasound
Regional Anesthesia
Palliative Care
Costa Rica
Community Emergency Medicine
Medical Spanish
Social Determinants of Health
Forensic Medicine

Our program provides a robust clinical and academic learning experience for residents and incorporates operations management training to prepare our residents to fully integrate into every aspect of emergency medicine upon graduation.

Frequently Asked Questions

We do not have a Step 1 score cut off for applicants. Applications are reviewed as a composite reflection of a student’s performance.
​No - USMLE scores are required; however, we do review COMLEX scores and value them as having equal weight to USMLE scores.
Yes, IMG applicants apply via ERAS.
Recruiting a diverse resident class is a priority for our residency program. BUMC serves an incredibly diverse patient population, and we are interested in training residents who desire to work with an underserved patient population.
We ​target mid-October for delivery of the initial interview invitations and continue periodic deliveries throughout the season on a rolling basis.
We encourage candidates to make their completed application available for review on the date ERAS opens up to programs during a given application residency cycle. We will not review applications that are not available to the program after November 15th of that application cycle.
BUMC is a large quaternary care referral hospital located in the heart of downtown Dallas. Our residents have the privilege to care for patients with complex medical and traumatic pathologies. BUMC is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Chest Pain Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Transplant Center with a new ED ECMO program. Our residents will ​train in a rich learning environment and will be prepared to work in the clinical setting and geographic location of their choice upon graduation.
Yes. The BUMC EM program is in good standing with the ACGME.
3-year program.
  • PGY1: 5 months in the ED, 1 month ED Skills, 1 month Peds ED (7 months total).
  • PGY2: 8 months in the ED with a longitudinal experience in the Peds ED (9 months total).
  • PGY3: 9 months in the ED with a longitudinal experience in the Peds ED (10-months total).

7.5-months over the 3 years curriculum, not including critical care performed in the emergency department.

Yes, medical students from Texas A&M Medical School rotate with us as part of their EM clerkship during their MS3 and MS4 years. We also enjoy a large number of EM bound visiting senior students from a wide selection of medical schools.

We are proud of the strong interdepartmental relationships between BUMC EM and other services and specialties.

Weekly didactic conferences will be held on Thursday mornings from 8 am to 12 pm. Conference days will include a mixture of lectures from EM attendings, EM residents, and specialists at BUMC.

No, residents are scheduled to work in the BUMC ED during the Thursday morning conference.

We look for residents who are ​intelligent, respectful, professional, enthusiastic, humble, and ​that possess a strong work ethic and desire to care for an underserved patient population.

Applications from the ERAS portal are reviewed in detail by our Program leadership. Selected individuals are then invited to interview based on both academic achievements and letters of recommendation.

With a 1:2 ratio of attendings to residents, we foster an engaging learning environment that will grant residents unparalleled access to the highest quality emergency medicine education available during their rotations.

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MacKenzie Shinde
GME Emergency Medicine Program Administrator

Phone: 214.820.6587
Fax: 214.865.3699
Email: [email protected]

Emergency Medicine Residency
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Avenue, Roberts Building
Dallas, Texas 75246