35 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. We completed our most recent RRC site visit in 2011, and have received a five year accreditation cycle.
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.
We’re affiliated with Wayne State University SOM and Michigan State University COM, and constantly have intelligent, interested students in the Department.
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 three fellowship-trained attendings on staff, one ultrasound fellow, and a total of eight ultrasounds in the department, including five brand-new machines in 2015. Four of our Class of 2016 grads went on to ultrasound fellowships. We have an engaging Toxicology program, with dedicated tox education, two fellowship-trained attendings on staff, one fellow, and an available rotation at the the Michigan Poison Control Center. We have an EMS fellowship based at SGH as well. We have fellowship-trained attendings in Research, Education, EMS, Toxicology, Sports Medicine, Ultrasound, 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 all month. During your three years in our program, you will spend 5.5 blocks on MICU, SICU, NICU, or PICU teams.
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.