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Emergency Medicine

Affiliate Hospitals:

  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  • St Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

Teaching Activities: Emergency Medicine faculty members direct the physical diagnosis program at Tufts School of Medicine and direct Tufts Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. We offer counseling on career day for the second year students, are involved in global health programs, and are leaders in the community service learning program.

Clerkships: Students get fully immersed into the emergency department on their rotation. They learn what it is like to be an emergency medicine resident first-hand by being exposed to and learning from trauma, pediatric and sick medical patients. By the end of their rotation the students will know the rigors and excitement of emergency medicine.

Residencies: Tufts sponsors two excellent emergency medicine residency programs. To the west at Baystate there are 14 residents per year in the emergency department where over 110,000 patients are seen annually. To the north is Maine Medical Center, where there are 8 residents per year. Both programs offer strong clinical exposures and didactic teaching for the residents in all aspects of emergency medical care.

Research: Students can spend a dedicated month doing research full time or they can participate in studies over 1 to 2 years. Our research involves both clinical and pre-clinical studies in collaboration with scientists at UMass, Harvard, and Tufts. Topics includes: heart failure, asthma/COPD, pulmonary embolism, cardiac arrest, patient safety, patient flow dynamics, behavioral health, STEMI, pediatric emergency medicine and resource utilization.

Chair:
Mark Pearlmutter, MD
Associate Professor