Academic Opportunities

The George Washington University Emergency Medicine Residency Program takes pride in the clinical opportunities it provides to the residents. It is the academic opportunities outside of the clinical program, however, that helps create a truly rich residency experience. Many residents have taken advantage of the programs described here as part of their senior mini-fellowship program as well as a way to enhance future career development.

Clinical and Educational Research

The department maintains active research programs in many of the following areas which are described in further detail on the Research page.

International Emergency Medicine

Through the Ronald Reagan Institute, residents have completed projects in areas such as Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) development and emergency medical education.

Travel Medicine

World Wide Assistance provides residents an opportunity to assist in complex humanitarian relief in places such as the Cayman Islands, Indonesia, and Turkey.

EMS and Disaster Medicine

The Operational Medicine Program includes faculty members actively involved in international, federal, and hospital disaster medicine. Other activities include providing medical care in austere environments ranging from Mount Everest to the Booz Allen golf tournament.


With two medical toxicologists as faculty, residents have the ability to rotate through the National Capital Poison Center. In the spring, the Department of Emergency Medicine will enroll its first class in the new Toxicology Fellowship at The George Washington University.

Emergency Ultrasound

Residents are able to explore the expanding role ultrasound in areas such as echocardiography, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) line placement, and abdominal imaging.

Injury Prevention and Health Policy

What better place to change the unique problems facing our specialty than here in Washington, D.C.? The Center for Injury Prevention and Control allows residents to combat many of these challenges through a unique collaboration of medicine, public health, and public policy. In the past, residents have worked on legislation to advance the role of emergency medicine. Proximity to the Capitol allows for opportunities such as the Annual Health Policy Grand Rounds on Capitol Hill.