Program Director's Welcome

The “Leaders and the Best” is the University of Michigan legacy. This is a commitment that we take very seriously in the University of Michigan / St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

Our trainees will develop expertise in the clinical practice of emergency medicine through immersion in a variety of clinical environments serving varied patient populations and communities. Through long-term collaborations with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and Hurley Medical Center, our diverse training spans the spectrum of modern emergency medicine from the high-complexity and high-acuity population of the university to the community-focused experience to the urban safety-net environment. Our novel ED-Critical Care Center allows our residents to develop skills with innovative techniques in the delivery of advanced critical care. Each of our institutions is a valuable contributor to the goal of creating an emergency physician who is ready for anything.

Our trainees develop their skills to lead not only in clinical care but also in one of the many specialized domains of emergency medicine. The expertise of our nationally recognized faculty at our institution allows our residents to build the foundation for careers in areas such as research, clinical operations, and medical education. We also offer advanced experiences in clinical domains such as ultrasound, critical care, PEM, and EMS.

It is our challenge to develop the future of emergency care through innovation, expertise, and compassionate patient care. We are excited to have you be a part of this mission and to help serve the needs of our communities.

Laura Hopson, MD

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
734-763-7919