By Madigan Public AffairsMay 25, 2018
Twenty-one of Madigan Army Medical Center's Emergency Department residents scored higher than 90 percent of their national peers during the American Board of Emergency Medicine In-Training examination. Four of the residents scored in the top one percent nationally, and one resident didn't miss a single question. Madigan's ED residents, spread across Madigan, Olympia, Portland, Puyallup and Seattle, displayed both their high work ethic as well as clinical knowledge via their performance in this annual exam.
The residency program at Madigan is the Army's premier training program for emergency medicine. Madigan has been developing exceptional emergency physicians for over 30 years. The program is very demanding, but the atmosphere is one of teamwork and camaraderie. The program leadership recognizes the challenges of residency, and supports an environment of respect and support of its residents. Madigan graduates are prepared to practice emergency medicine anywhere in the world, pass their board exams, and assume leadership positions in the Army and beyond.
Madigan's volume and acuity provide an optimal training experience for the emergency medicine resident. Madigan's Department of Emergency Medicine sees an average of 60,000 patients per year, with a 20 percent admission rate. Their patients are a diverse group, with all ages represented and the full spectrum of medical, surgical, obstetric, and pediatric illness. Madigan is also a Level II Trauma Center and accepts civilian patients through its affiliation with the Tacoma Trauma Trust.