Emergency Medicine

Creating the Future of Emergency Care

The mission of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan is to create the future of emergency care. Our vision is an emergency care system that engages our patients and the entire health care system to provide solutions to the growing need and complexity of emergency medical care. We pursue this mission through advanced clinical practice, cutting edge research, innovative education, and service to the health system, community, and our global partners.


The University of Michigan (U-M) Department of Emergency Medicine is dedicated to improving care and outcomes for patients through continuous improvement and innovation developed through evidence-based research.  As one of the most successful academic emergency medicine programs in the country, our research capacity has flourished in the last decade.  U-M has the most highly NIH-funded emergency medicine department for research in the US, receiving more than 12% of the NIH’s emergency medicine research funding (2015).  Five of our faculty members are among the top 50 most highly NIH-funded NIH emergency medicine researchers.

Patient Care

Highest Quality Patient Care – Our Standard.

Our goals:

  • Provide the highest quality emergency medical care to all patients presenting to the Emergency Department.
  • Provide timely services to patients with urgent or emergency conditions.
  • Provide cost-efficient medical care.
  • Be the leader in customer service for patients and families.
  • Provide consultation within Michigan Medicine and the medical community on patient diagnosis and strategy for patient care.


Achieving excellence starts with a solid educational foundation.

And that's exactly what you'll find at Michigan. Our vision is to be the premiere training program for the development of future leaders in the fields of Emergency Medicine. The Emergency Department training program offers a wide range of experiences and follows a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching. The mentors are leaders in their areas of specialty, with an enthusiasm to share their knowledge. Come see what the Michigan Difference is all about.