Emergency Medicine Education
Dedicated to training tomorrow's physicians
As a public teaching hospital, Hurley Medical Center is committed to increasing the body of medical knowledge; to using the most up-to-date clinical, diagnostic and treatment information for the care of our patients; and to sharing the benefits of our experience with the next generation of medical professionals.
Extensive involvement in important research
As the region’s only American College of Surgeons Level 1-certified Trauma Center and as a centrally located provider of health care to one of America's most diverse communities, Hurley Medical Center is ideally positioned to conduct a broad range of research projects. The physicians and staff of Hurley’s Emergency Department are actively involved in a number of research programs, from public policy to new treatment and emergency responses, including the following areas:
- Access to medical care
- Disparities in medical care
- Issues facing safety-net hospitals
- Conscious sedation
- Hypothermia for cardiac arrest
- Interventions for acute stroke
- Traumatic brain injury
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Teen violence and violence prevention
We are also highly involved in ongoing research in pediatric emergency medicine. We are one of five participating sites in the Great Lakes Emergency Medical Services for Children Research Network, part of a national collaborative of pediatric emergency medicine providers.
Several of our physicians have published articles in distinguished medical journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association and The New England Journal of Medicine.
Outstanding medical education
For nearly two decades, the Emergency Department at Hurley has had a close relationship with the University of Michigan Medical School. All of our physicians hold faculty appointments with UofM and we serve as a training site for medical students from there and Michigan State University. Residents and fellows from Hurley Medical Center’s residency training and fellowship programs serve rotations in the Emergency Department under the supervision of our physician faculty, as do students from physician assistant training programs located throughout the region.
Physicians from Hurley have been appointed Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars, providing them with the opportunity to conduct two years of intensive research in public health policy before returning to Hurley to put their knowledge into practice. In conjunction with the University of Michigan Medical School, Hurley also participates in the UMHS/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program, offering residents critical exposure to front-line emergency medicine and an opportunity to serve one of the most diverse patient populations in the country.