Emergency Medicine

Preparing the Next Class of Emergency Medicine Physicians

The experience you’ll gain over the next three years helps set the tone for the Emergency Medicine physician you’ll become. That’s why we designed our program to provide outstanding hands-on training in the busiest emergency department in the state of Georgia. Guided by leading physicians in the field, you’ll work directly with a diverse range of patients at every acuity level.

About Our Program

Being an emergency physician is about more than just developing clinical skills. It’s about managing the medical and emotional needs of patients and their families in times of crisis.

Our residents learn to deliver compassionate, high-quality care both in the emergency department and in outside care settings.

During our three-year program, you’ll rotate through a wide range of subspecialties, including:

  • Anesthesia
  • Critical care and resuscitation
  • Emergency medicine (adult and pediatric)
  • Adult and Pediatric Intensive care
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Ultrasound

You’ll also work through administrative and professional curriculum that addresses topics including:

  • Billing
  • Documentation
  • Medical-legal issues
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Physician wellness
Why Choose Wellstar Kennestone Hospital?
As an emergency medicine resident, you’ll not only build a mentoring relationship with our faculty, you’ll become a part of the Wellstar family. We’re here to make sure you get the training you need to build an exceptional career, and the support your family needs to thrive.

Our highly regarded emergency medicine residency program offers many opportunities for professional development.

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital’s emergency department is one of the busiest in the nation with over 120,000 annual patient visits. This high volume means you gain valuable experience and exposure to invaluable patient diversity and acuity, representing every type of illness or injury. 

As a Level II trauma center, an American College of Cardiology Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and an American Heart Association Joint Commission Certified Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, we have the patient acuity and volume to prepare you for any situation. You will work with, and learn from, some of the best emergency physicians and specialists in the country, and develop the knowledge and skills to manage any critically ill patient. 

We’ve designed our program to approach your growth as an emergency room physician in a number of different ways, from hands-on clinical experience to using simulation and flipped classroom sessions—all led by our exceptional faculty.

While we strongly believe that the practice of emergency medicine is best learned through hands-on clinical care, we also recognize the importance of a high-quality didactic curriculum to supplement clinical learning.

Didactics include:
  • Board review program
  • Critical care and airway management series, including certification in ATLS, ACLS, and PALS
  • EKG and radiology series
  • Grand rounds
  • Journal clubs
  • Morbidity and mortality
  • Wellness and longevity curriculum
Leadership & House Staff
Ready to Join an Exceptional Team?
Before applying, you must be registered to participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP); no program positions will be offered outside of the NRMP.

Once registered, you can submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

For more information regarding this program, please contact our program coordinator, Tiffany Donald, at [email protected]