Program Mission and Goals


The University of Louisville Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to providing the highest quality emergency medicine education to students and residents. By consistently exceeding national educational standards, successful innovation, and by motivating individuals to achieve to their highest potential, we strive to develop practice-ready emergency physicians who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviors to enter autonomous practice. 


  • We will consistently fill our training program with the highest quality medical students and maintain academic diversity.
  • We will utilize a curriculum and evaluation plan that enables each resident to become practice-ready by obtaining competency in the six emergency medicine specific core competencies.
  • We will prepare our graduates to succeed in a professional leadership position.
  • We will assure quality and demonstrate quality improvements.
  • We will maintain a diverse and inclusive environment where we honor, respect, and celebrate everyone for who they are, no matter their life experiences, perspectives, or perceived differences.