Why Train at Michigan

The University of Michigan / St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency program is dedicated to providing an outstanding training venue for future leaders of emergency medicine. Our mission is to take care of patients at the highest possible level while moving our specialty forward through excellence in education and innovation.

We are looking for people whose values align with our mission and bring the following to the table:

  • Excellent clinical skills.
  • Aspiration to lead and innovate within emergency medicine.
  • Passion for resourceful patient care.
  • Team player mindset to collaborate with and support others.

As a resident in our program, you can expect to benefit from these 10 reasons to apply:

Four-year format
Our fully integrated four years of training offers you the flexibility to explore and discover a satisfying career path.


Three diverse training sites
Experience distinct, highly regarded practice settings, each with its unique culture, patient populations, resources and faculty.


Excellence in clinical training
Each year we critically assess the program and set goals to continually improve the educational experience with input from all stakeholders.


Strong critical care experiences
Exposure to medical, pediatric, cardiac, trauma burn and surgical ICUs, as well as our Emergency Critical Care Center and Survival Flight program helps you gain confidence to comfortably manage critically ill and injured patients in any environment.


Niche development
Our Professional Development Tracks allow flexibility and creativity within the residency curriculum to build the skill set that fits your interests.


Amazing peers and faculty
We take great care in selecting candidates and faculty that carry on our tradition of creating a collegial and high-performing work environment for everyone.


Leadership training
Learn to be a leader in emergency medicine with real-world practical experience balancing clinical and administrative duties in a supervisory position.


Lifelong network
When you join our program, you will be welcomed into a family that is here to support and guide you on your journey.


Great place to live
Ann Arbor is a compact, cosmopolitan city that offers abundant options in cuisine, culture, entertainment and recreation in every season.


Outstanding results
Our residents have a successful track record nationally placing into fellowships and advanced career opportunities of their choosing.



“Our residents end up all over the country in all sorts of jobs. It’s not limited geographically or by type of practice environment. The diversity of our training program allows our residents to fit into a variety of settings. Our residents come out with a tangible skill set that primes them to succeed in their chosen careers.” — Robert Huang, M.D., Residency Program Assistant Director