Program Director's Welcome

The University of Michigan Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a four-year format program that has two primary objectives, both equally important and fundamentally entwined with the other. We aim to impart the clinical skills and experienced needed to train the best emergency medicine physicians in the country. And we aim to provide the mentorship, resources, and curricular flexibility to allow these emergency physicians to become amazing educators, scholars, and the future leaders of our field.

The success of our clinical training is fundamentally derived from our practices sites and our communities. We serve the high-complexity, high-acuity population of the University of Michigan hospital; we serve the busy, community-focused hospital at Trinity Health – Ann Arbor; we serve the people of Flint at the safety-net hospital at Hurley Medical Center. Together, these three sites offer our residents training in the full spectrum of modern emergency medicine. In addition, our novel ED-Critical Care Center (EC3) expands our department’s critical care capabilities and our residents’ abilities to push beyond the normal limits of emergency department care. Finally, our pediatric emergency department at the University of Michigan CS Mott’s Children’s Hospital rounds out the experience with exposure to complex and high-acuity pediatric care.

This clinical training occurs alongside longitudinal professional development to pursue your passions in emergency medicine. We recognize that mentorship and sponsorship is fundamental to your future success and our nationally-recognized faculty will provide you support across all subspecialties within emergency medicine. Our flexible professional development tracks allow you to explore and define what is most valuable to you within emergency medicine and utilize our people and our resources to help you accomplish your goals.

Finally, and most importantly, we train physicians who will help advocate for our patients and reform within the healthcare system; who are passionate to learn about healthcare disparities and work to combat them; who make a safe environment for all patients and providers, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, gender-identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, economic status, or any other quality that makes us who we are.

We are looking for people whose values align with our mission. We want people who are passionate about all aspects of emergency medicine, including the social mission; who aspire to lead and innovate; who are team players ready to collaborate and support others in all environments.


Robert D. Huang, MD (he/him/his)
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program