The emergency physician's expertise must often extend beyond the clinical arena. Thus, another goal of the training program is to prepare residents to play leadership roles in emergency department administration and in the planning and management of EMS systems and other health care-related programs.
Each year, a two-part management course for third year emergency medicine residents is taught by Emergency Medicine faculty. This course introduces the senior resident to the skills required for emergency department leadership. Residents develop an understanding of how the emergency department functions within an individual institution while learning the essential elements in managing an emergency medicine practice.