Frequently Asked Questions
Emergency medicine is a sought after residency and TTUHSC El Paso has a respected program. Although very competitive, there is always a place for qualified candidates.
Every shift in the ER is 12 hours.
EM-1s do a total of 5 months in the ED
- 5 shifts (Orientation month) - 1 month
- 15 shifts (ER) - 3 months
- 19 shifts (ER) - 1 month
EM-2s do a total of 9 months in the ED
- 16 shifts (ER) - 7 months
- 16 shifts (Pediatric ER) - 1 month
- 18 shifts (ER) - 1 month
EM-3s do a total of 11 months in the ED
- 12 shifts (Administrative Month) - 1 month
- 15 shifts (ER) - 8 months
- 15 shifts (Pediatric ER) - 1 month
- 17 shifts - 1 month
Many programs do not match residents with prior training because of limitations in Medicare funding. TTUSHC El Paso feels that for many individuals prior training is a distinct advantage. We recruit individuals with prior training and are eager to have them apply for residency.
At we have a policy against external moonlighting. Currently the department does offer some additional education opportunities for residents that have proven competency on the ABEM in-service examination and have prior approval from the program director. These shifts are within the department and are limited to the same duty hour regulations.