Caring for patients, training physicians, and advancing emergency research

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine is a broad field and our faculty have a number of clinical and research interests. Areas of existing research expertise within our department already include cardiac arrest, pre-hospital EMS care (including stroke diagnosis and management), point-of-care ultrasound, health policy (especially ED crowding, ambulance diversion, patients with high ED utilization, and health disparities), procedural sedation, infectious disease management (including The Joint Commission standards for antibiotic administration), to name a few.

Our department also has a strong interest in global emergency care. We helped to establish and remain affiliated with the Emergency Medicine Residency program at  Muhumbilli University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania by providing mentorship and resident exchange. We also conduct research and send our residents to the emergency department in Chiapas, Mexico.

Employment opportunities

For inquiries about academic or faculty positions, please visit the UCSF AP recruitment page. For staff positions, visit UCSF Careers.

Annual report

Annual Report Department of Emergency Medicine

Continuing medical education

The Emergency Medicine program sponsors several courses each year designed to meet the needs of practicing physicians. Learn more about continuing medical education (CME).