Christiana Care offers a cutting-edge, unprecedented opportunity for residents who want to pursue dual training and dual board eligibility in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. The five-year Emergency Medicine/Family Medicine Residency Program was the first allopathic program of its kind in the country.
Our curriculum builds a solid foundation of knowledge and experiences that creates physicians who are innovative leaders in their field.
Christiana Care EM/FM residents experience a broad array of clinical disciplines, including emergency medicine, family medicine inpatient and outpatient, OB-GYN, Pediatrics, surgical subspecialties, emergency medical services, anesthesia, orthopedics/sports medicine, radiology, women’s health, trauma/surgical critical care, and medical, cardiac and pediatric intensive care units.
EM/FM residents also become certified medical control physicians for the Delaware EMS system in their first year. Dedicated rotations at A.I. du Pont Hospital for Children include emergency medicine, inpatient wards, PICU and subspecialty services like pediatric orthopedics, anesthesia and radiology.
There are also several opportunities for electives that include international, administration, ultrasound, reproductive health, adolescent care, women’s health, public health, as well as traditional electives such as cardiology, neurology, and infectious disease.
Continuity of care
Continuity of care is a cornerstone of this program. Throughout the duration of the five-year program, residents care for patients in the Christiana Care Family Medicine Center at both the Foulk Road office and the Wilmington Hospital Annex office. Residents provide ongoing comprehensive health care to individuals and families who make more than 10,000 office visits each year and are from all walks of life.
Each resident has one or two sessions a week where they will have dedicated clinic duties so that they are able to provide a consistent degree of continuity to their patients throughout the entire five-year duration of the program.
Christiana Care’s Family Medicine Residency Program is one of only 14 programs in the nation to receive recognition as a P4 program (Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice), whose training innovations will lead to transformation and inspire substantial changes in the content, structure and location of residency training.