Emergency Medicine

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Vision Statement

The RCH / UCR Emergency Medicine Residency Program will use a highly supportive and collegial training environment in a high volume, high acuity, high efficiency setting to educate generations of emergency physicians, superbly equipping them to heal those in need and advance the science of emergency medicine.

Mission Statement

Heal * Educate * Advance

  • To provide compassionate, efficient, and state-of-the-art medical and surgical care to all who enter our Emergency Department.
  • To educate and guide emergency medicine residents toward becoming leaders in providing cutting edge, highly efficient, team-centered patient care in a supportive collegial atmosphere.
  • To advance the science and practice of emergency medicine, particularly as it applies to the real-world community hospital setting, so that we may better care for those who need us.


The RCH / UCR Emergency Medicine Residency Program trains outstanding emergency physicians with a superb level of clinical competency in all environments. Our residents learn in a supportive and collegial atmosphere, exposed to a very high volume of both common clinical presentations and rare and complex cases. They work directly with teaching attendings who have years of experience in their respective fields. We expect residents to work hard and learn this fascinating and difficult specialty, but we also emphasize and help them develop the life skills to become a well-rounded professional in the larger community. As studies show a growing problem with physicians becoming disgruntled, burned out, and engulfed in “compassion fatigue,” we mentor our residents to develop career-life balance that leads to longer, more fulfilling careers and better care for the community in the long term.