Welcome to University of Missouri-Columbia's Emergency Medicine Residency and thank you for considering us during the application process. Here at MU you will find exceptional training sites, dedicated faculty, and exceptional physicians. My mission is to educate and inspire the next generation of compassionate and diverse physicians who continuously strive to be at the forefront of emergency medicine. If this resonates with you, I invite you to apply to our program.

Our residents do the majority of their shifts at University Hospital which is a busy level 1 Trauma center with high acuity. The admission rate is over 30% and almost 5% of our patients are admitted to an ICU. Between our three sites, we see over 100,000 patients each year. Last year, we managed over 2,100 trauma team activations, 150 STEMI activations and over 700 code strokes.

At MU we have over 50 full- and part-time faculty members dedicated to clinical excellence, educational innovation, and training excellent emergency medicine residents. Our faculty have diverse educational and practice background. They have worked throughout the U.S. as well as internationally and therefore offer unique and varied expertise to your education. We have fellowship-trained faculty in pediatric emergency medicine, medical education, wilderness medicine, sports medicine, ultrasound, EMS and emergency medicine administration.

What truly defines our program is our phenomenal group of residents. They are hardworking, compassionate, and intelligent physicians. If you choose to join our program these people will become not only your inspiration and support system but also your friends and family.

Explore our “SECTION MENU” to find out more about our residents, our curriculum, and our city. The “How to Apply” page provides more information about becoming a member of the MU team.

Thank you for spending time getting to know our program. If there are additional question you have I invite you to email me at parkercd@umsystem.edu

I look forward to meeting you!

Catherine Parker

Residency training at MU


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