Program Description

Juan A. González – Sánchez, MD, FACEP

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Wilfredo Nieves – Colomer, MD, FACEP

VICE-CHAIR OF CLINICAL AFFAIRS

Maria Ramos – Fernandez MD, FACEP

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

César I. Andino – Colón, MD, FACEP

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Department of Emergency Medicine

UPR School of Medicine

PO Box 29207 65 INF Station

San Juan, PR 00929

(787) 757-1800 ext 644, Fax (787) 757-0930

Email: maria.ramos5@upr.edu

Home page: https://www.md.rcm.upr.edu/emp

Program Type: 1- 3 Year Started: 1994 Combined Programs: No
Primary Institution: Hospital UPR, Dr. Federico Trilla
Number of beds in hospital                    250
Number of beds in E.D.                     38
Number of  visits per year                  50,000
Number of pediatric patient visits per year                     18%
Overall admission rate (% of total visits)                     16%
Acuity: ICU admission rate (% of admissions)                       3%
Number of months (ED/total) at institution                   26/36

Affiliated Institutions

University of Puerto Rico University Hospital

University of Puerto Rico Pediatric Hospital

Faculty

Core Faculty: 11 Clinical Faculty : 2
EM Residency trained: 13 EM Board Certified  13

Number of residents and position in match

R1: 10 R2: 10 R3: 10

Curriculum (* rotation at other than primary institution)

First Year

Emergency Medicine 6

Internal Medicine* 1

Pediatrics 1

Trauma Surgery* 1

Ob Gyn 1

Anesthesia 1

Orthopedics* 0.5

EMS 0.5

Vacation 1

 Second Year

Emergency Medicine 8

MICU* 1

PICU* 1

Trauma Surgery* 1

Neuro ICU* 1

Vacation 1

Third Year

Emergency Medicine 9

Trauma ICU* 1

Ultrasound / Administration 1

Elective 1

Vacation 1

Fellowships: None

Resident Benefits


Dues: EMRA / ACEP, True Learn, and Emed Home

Funding for residents presenting a research paper or poster at a national or international meeting representing the program.

Other: Written Board Review

Scrubs and white coats

BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS

Research

Research Director(s): Joanna Mercado-Alvarado, MD FACEP

Email: jmercadoa@gmail.com

Phone: (787) 757-1800 ext 644

Resident Requirement? Yes, residents are required to finish a research project before graduation.

 

Application

 

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Pediatric and Adult EM Medical Student Rotation
MSI Summer elective (2 weeks)

MSIV Clerkship (4 weeks)

MSIV Rotation (2 weeks)

Reading material provided: Yes

Number of hours of formal didactics: 5 weekly

 

For student rotations contact curriculum office

Phone: (787) 758-2525 ext 1811, 1812