Mission and Vision

The Kaiser Permanente San Diego Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a comprehensive training program designed to provide all of the essential tools residents will need to be superb clinicians, educators and leaders in their field. In addition to the core content and key learnings of emergency medicine, residents will acquire the tools needed to practice in EM today. There will be a strong focus on leadership training, operations management, physician wellness, patient safety and service, health care delivery systems and risk management. Further, the trainees will be provided with skills to enrich their careers through scholarly activity, research, and lifelong learning of evidence-based medicine.

We aim to educate and train emergency physicians in a supportive, dynamic and unique environment so that they become well-rounded clinicians prepared for a fulfilling career in emergency medicine with the skills to teach, learn, lead and thrive in any practice environment.

Emergency medicine residents will demonstrate progressive improvement in clinical and multi-tasking skills and will develop expertise to efficiently and accurately make clinical decisions and appropriately and safely disposition patients.

During their three years of training, the emergency medicine residents will become progressively accomplished in each of the areas of the core competencies and by graduation will demonstrate sufficient clinical and professional ability to practice emergency medicine competently and independently. They will be able to provide complete, effective, safe and compassionate emergency medical care to the entire range of ill and injured patients presenting to an emergency department.

Our vision is to be the premier training program in emergency medicine, inspiring both the personal and professional lives of emergency medicine residents, while making a positive impact on patients, the community, and health care at-large.