Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

The training program consists of didactic instruction, supervised clinical experience, and structured administrative and laboratory experience designed around a core curriculum to prepare the graduate to be able to successfully challenge the examination for certification of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. The resident is evaluated formally by one-on-one observations of patient care, standardized oral exams, patient surveys, M.D. Challenger Assessments, regular in-service examinations, and supervising faculty to ensure the trainee's progress. Learn more

The focus of RSTC is to increase patient safety by promoting collaborative practice amongst the entire continuum of health care professionals. Our center employs team-based training known as Inter-Professional Education (IPE), which is authentic to what learners will encounter in their clinical work setting. Learners practice and master psychomotor and affective skills prior to real life patient contact. Our simulation based education is customized specific to various curricula giving learners the opportunity to exercise critical and reflective thinking skills specific to their discipline. Learn more

Medical toxicology is a subspecialty that focuses on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of poisoning and other adverse health effects due to medication, occupational, environmental toxins, and biological agents. Here at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC EP), medical toxicology began as a section of the Department of Emergency Medicine in 1991, became a division in 2009 and provides care to patients at our affiliated teaching hospital, University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC). Because of TTUHSC EP's positioning along the U.S./Mexico border, exposure to an extensive scope of toxicological hazards is present. Consequently, faculty and residents gain experience in the evaluation and management of an array of differential diagnoses. Currently, there is one board-certified medical toxicologist on staff as well as several adjunct faculty members. Learn more