About the Sinai-Grace Emergency Residency Program

36 Years of Excellence…

The Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Sinai-Grace Emergency Medicine Residency was established in 1981 as a PGY 1-3 program. Growing from two residents annually in 1981, we are now fully accredited to train 12 Emergency Medicine Residents per year. The Sinai-Grace Emergency Medicine Residency is fully accredited by the ACGME.

Why should you consider Sinai-Grace for your Emergency Medicine training? Sinai-Grace is the only hospital serving Northwest Detroit, and cares for an urban, sick population with many medical co-morbidities. With over 105,000 patient visits per year, Sinai-Grace is the third-busiest ED in Michigan. We see 2,500 trauma codes each year, and our residents run all trauma codes and perform all procedures on trauma patients  – every day. All in our brand new, 59,000 square foot, 75-bed ED (constructed in 2014). We receive more Priority 1 (Life/Limb Threatening) EMS runs than any other ED in Detroit. WSU-EM consistently ranks in the top 15 in NIH research funding each year. You will see and do everything.

Sinai-Grace Hospital front entrance and Emergency

We’re affiliated with Wayne State University SOM  and Michigan State University COM, and constantly have intelligent, interested students in the Department. We also have students from around the country complete away rotations in our ED.

Pediatrics comprise 17% of our patients – including pediatric medical and trauma resuscitations. This is supplemented by rotations at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, our region’s pediatric tertiary-care center.

We have an extraordinarily strong Ultrasound program, with four fellowship-trained attendings on staff, one ultrasound fellow, and a total of eight ultrasounds in the department, including five brand-new machines in 2015. In the last two years, we’ve sent 6 graduates to ultrasound fellowships throughout the country. We have an engaging Toxicology program, with dedicated tox education, two fellowship-trained attendings on staff, one fellow, and a rotation at the the Michigan Poison Control Center. We have an EMS fellowship based at SGH as well, with full rotations available for interested residents. We have fellowship-trained attendings and in-house fellowships in Research, Medical Education, EMS, Toxicology, Sports Medicine, Ultrasound, Global Health, and more.

Our residency is strengthened by immersive experiences in critical care. As an intern, you will attend all medical and trauma resuscitation codes during your 5 months in the department, and you will be responsible for nearly all procedures done in the resus rooms. You will lead your first codes this year as well. As a PGY-II, you will run a MICU team (without any fellows), and will run your team in the ED as well. As a PGY-III, you will complete a dedicated “critical care” block in the department where you will focus on resuscitation and care for all critically ill patients throughout their ED stay. During your three years in our program, you will spend 5.5 blocks on MICU, SICU, NICU, or PICU teams. Four graduates of the last two years have gone on to Critical Care fellowships.


Graduates of the Sinai-Grace Emergency Medicine Residency have gone on to practice all across the country. Training at Sinai-Grace means you will be prepared to work anywhere, perform any life-saving procedure, and care for absolutely any patient. Not because you’ve read or heard about it before – but because you’ve done it.

Our program is open to physicians who have graduated from an accredited school of Medicine or Osteopathic medicine. Note: Sinai-Grace Hospital (SGH) is the largest of the several hospitals in the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) system, which in turn is heavily affiliated with Wayne State University (WSU). The WSU Department of EM includes two EM residency programs – SGH and Detroit Receiving Hospital (DRH). You will see these abbreviations throughout the website.

More information:
The Curriculum
Ultrasound Program
The Faculty
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