Message from the Program Director

Richard BoundsI am pleased to announce that the inaugural Emergency Medicine Residency Program start date is July 2019. We are so excited to begin this journey in mentoring Emergency Medicine residents to become outstanding clinicians who will find joy and meaning in their work and in their lives. 

These 3 essential components make UVM the ideal emergency medicine program:

Prominent Academic Medical Center

The UVM Medical Center provides a top-notch academic “home” for our training program, providing you with outstanding teaching and access to incredible research opportunities. This tertiary referral Level 1 Trauma center serves Vermont and northeastern New York, and, as the front door, our ED provides exposure to very high acuity and complexity. When outside the ED, you will learn from nationally-recognized specialists, like Josh Farkas (from the PulmCrit podcast) and Lewis First (Editor-in-chief of Pediatrics), and you will work alongside residents and fellows from various specialties in a collaborative scholarly environment.

Training Across the Entire Resource Spectrum 

Here at UVM, through our wilderness medicine and global health curriculae, you will develop the skills and confidence to provide care in austere, resource-limited environments. You will become comfortable with point-of-care ultrasound, regional anesthesia, and many other bedside diagnostic and treatment modalities. Our rural and community EM experiences will teach you to practice independent of consultants, and make rapid decisions, including when transfer is indicated. These experiences will truly prepare you to work in any setting. 

Amazing Location

We feel there is no better place to live and work than Burlington, Vermont. If you love the outdoors, whether it’s snow-covered mountain peaks, beautiful Lake Champlain, technical singletrack, or a competitive race scene, this is the place for you! The Burlington area provides a unique “small town” feel, while simultaneously offering incredible food, music, and a culture of wellness. Our faculty, and really everyone you will work with, is passionate about creating balance, having fun outlets, and living healthy lives.

We will be accepting applications for our first class on September 15, 2018 through ERAS. Our interviews will begin in October, and on March 15, 2019, we will match our inaugural class. These 6 residents will have the opportunity of a lifetime, to become integral team members in shaping our new EM program and providing the foundation for a legacy. I hope that you are up to the challenge, and will consider joining us!

Richard Bounds, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Program Director, Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery