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 (EM/FM) 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 not only through training in both disciplines, but also through clinical rotations in 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.
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. 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.
To ensure continuity with their patients in the outpatient setting while on designated months rotating in the emergency department, EM/FM residents have at least 2 dedicated family medicine office sessions integrated into their monthly schedule. Likewise, to ensure that EM/FM residents are maintaining their skills in emergency medicine, cross-over shifts in the emergency department are scheduled at least twice a month during family medicine-specific blocks.