Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Residency Educational Experience

The emergency medicine program at Prisma Health–Midlands is an ACGME fully accredited, three-year training program. The program began in 1974 and has been at Prisma Health Richland Hospital since 1978. The curriculum for the training program is as follows:

PGY 1 Year

All rotations are at the Prisma Health Richland campus.

  • 4 weeks--Cardiology
  • 4 weeks--Medical Critical Care
  • 36 weeks--Emergency Medicine
  • 2 weeks--EMS (air and ground)
  • 4 weeks--Obstetrics
  • 2 weeks--Ultrasound

PGY 2 Year

All rotations are at Prisma Health Richland.

  • 4 weeks--Elective
  • 4 weeks--Medical Critical Care
  • 32 weeks--Emergency Medicine
  • 4 weeks--Pediatric Critical Care
  • 8 weeks--Surgical and Trauma Critical Care

PGY 3 Year

  • 8 weeks--Electives
  • 40 weeks--Emergency Medicine
  • 4 weeks--Community Emergency Medicine

Available Electives

  • Wilderness Medicine (April only)
  • HBO
  • Advanced Ultrasound and Echocardiography
  • Global Health
  • Aeromedical EMS
  • Dentistry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Sedation

Patient Population

The Prisma Health Richland Hospital emergency department currently sees more than 90,000 patients per year of which more than 30,000 are children. 22 percent of patients are admitted to an inpatient service. The department admits approximately 2,200 major trauma patients each year. Approximately 20 percent of trauma admissions are from penetrating injuries.