A Message from Cherri Hobgood, MD, FACEP
Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine
It has been said that the best way to predict the future is to create it and here at IU we are creating a model for world class Emergency Medicine in every aspect of the academic mission. Our vision “to lead the education, science, and practice of Emergency Medicine” is manifest in everything we do. Our educational programs, research, and clinical enterprises are focused on excellence and the seamless integration of each facet of the mission with the others.
In education, our goal is to set new standards of training for medical students, residents, fellows and pre-hospital providers. We achieve this in a setting of a clinical mission that exceeds a quarter of a million patient visits per year and provides an inexhaustible and comprehensive training milieu. The nations best clinical educators support our learners in all of our training environments. Educators who are routinely awarded top accolades such as “highest ranking medical student clerkship for 7 out of 8 years running”. Our residents secure positions in the most desirable practices in the nation based on the strength of the IU brand and their unflappable clinical competence. All our educational missions are strengthened by fellowships in EMS, Informatics, Research, Toxicology, and Ultrasound, If you are seeking a training program that is second to none look no further than IU.
In an environment that has rich research infrastructure, including the highest ranked CTSI in the nation, and a nationally ranked medical bio-informatics institute “the Regenstrief” we leading in the science of EM. Leading in knowledge creation in a time of fiscal austerity in research funding can only be done with talent and focus. We have both. Our research division bridges basic science laboratory experiences with robust clinical trial work all of which provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. With our patient volumes and the complexity of case mix there is a vast opportunity for investigators to define a niche, identify appropriate mentors, and begin their own path to research careers.
The practice of emergency medicine has been said to be one of the most complex and challenging of any clinical endeavor. Here at IU we have multiple clinical environments all of which present practitioners with the ample opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our patients on a daily basis. All of our academic venues are level one trauma centers and are fully supported by all subspecialties. IU Health is consistently ranked in the top 1% of all hospitals nationwide and Eskenazi Health now housed in their new LEED certified hospital is the fourth largest safety net hospital in the nation. All of our clinical venues are operationally efficient and have the support of our hospital leadership.
Each of these three prongs of the academic mission are thriving here at IU. Please take the opportunity to explore our website, we welcome your interest.