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Exceptional Emergency Medicine Training

Choosing the right training program is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We provide exceptional training in emergency medicine that combines academics, research, advances in clinical medicine and emergency sub-specialties. We offer a unique hybrid experience with a university environment, boasting tremendous research opportunities, within a state-of-the-art community hospital. Residents benefit from a supportive and collegial teaching environment where camaraderie and wellness is highly valued.

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Last year, 28% of Oakland University med students stayed in Michigan.

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Take a tour of our state of the art Emergency Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

The 9,500-square-foot Pediatric Emergency Center, in Royal Oak, Michigan, features 16 private rooms which are twice the size of rooms in the former area.

Watch an aerial flyover of our Beaumont Emergency Center at Royal Oak Hospital.

Level 1 Trauma Center

Our Trauma Center is one of the busiest in the state and houses a 60-bed surgical ICU. Trauma care is managed using a multidisciplinary, systematic approach referred to as TeamSTEPPS. EM residents are integral to all phases of trauma care and always take head of bed for airway. Additional exposure to an urban Level 1 trauma setting occurs during the PGY2 year, with a rotation at Sinai Grace as an integral part of their trauma team. 

Emphasis on Critical Care

Residents spend time a total of 7 months providing focused care to ICU level patients. This includes 5 months of ICU rotations, 1 month with time spent on the trauma service at Sinai Grace Hospital and 1 month spent doing a dedicated critical care month within the Emergency Center. EM residents rotate in the medical, cardiac, pediatric and surgical ICUs where as a PGY2 they function as the senior level resident for their team. These rotations challenge our learners to manage multiple critically ill patients and master important skills in invasive emergent procedures.  

Achieve Your Dream

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"I just had my first HIGH acuity shift at my new job and it was crazy. I just wanted to say thanks for my training at Beaumont RO. I felt prepared and confident in being able to handle the workload in a safe and efficient manner."
— Dr. Khalil Mroue - Class of 2019

Launch Your Academic Career 

Beaumont is an ideal setting to launch an academic career. With multiple research faculty and an extensive support staff working on dozens of research projects, you'll have the opportunity and support to design, execute, present, and publish research that meets your needs and interests. Each year our residents land fellowship positions in all areas from PEM to Critical Care and beyond, and several graduate straight into faculty positions at academic centers. 

The ability to get a job anywhere

Our program has graduated an extensive network of alumni spanning the entire country and beyond. This is imperative given the rapidly changing job market in EM. Our long standing training program is well regarded across the country and can aid residents in landing jobs even within saturated markets. Our residents move on to academic jobs and fellowships (40%) as well as community practice in a variety of settings (60%). 

A premier training environment

Beaumont is consistently rated as one of the premier hospitals in the country, exemplary in clinical care and academic research. It is located in Royal Oak, Michigan just outside of Detroit and is affiliated with Oakland University William Beaumont, School of Medicine. An 1100 bed hybrid academic and community hospital, it is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Oakland country. Beaumont houses one the busiest and oldest EDs in the country with over 120,000 visits in 2019. Our residents have the opportunity to train at our sister hospital in Troy, Michigan, a 520-bed community hospital that sees over 100,000 patients annually. 

Resident Attestations

John Corcoran, Class of 2020

John CorcoranFrom day one at Beaumont, I was utterly blown away by the care and support that I received by the faculty and staff at this residency. As a medical student, I felt a constant pressure to prove to my superiors what I know and stand on the sidelines of patient care. This dynamic was completely flipped here at Beaumont. The attendings here truly welcome the opportunity to teach or assist you and I felt completely comfortable asking questions or admitting when I did not know something. I often felt that I did not have this luxury as a medical student, and it truly allowed me to work hard and grow as a physician knowing that moments of uncertainty were opportunities to ask questions and improve.

One of the most significant strengths of this program is the autonomy and access to critical patients from the moment you arrive at the residency. As an intern, my attending and I received sign out on a patient who was awaiting surgery on a large pericardial effusion. My attending briefed me on some of the indications and techniques of an emergent pericardiocentesis should we need to intervene in the ED. Unfortunately, shortly after signing out the patient became unstable. Having just reviewed the procedure my attending allowed me to perform an US guided pericardiocentesis. I drew out a large syringe full of fluid and the patient’s vitals immediately improved. I was so excited and humbled to be given the opportunity to perform such a rare and critical procedure so early in my training.

My residency was significantly impacted by COVID with the pandemic starting in February of my intern year. Through this time, I really felt the faculty and residents’ band together to support each other and get to know each other on shift as outside gatherings were not an option. As restrictions relaxed later in the pandemic, I truly felt program leadership invested heavily in ensuring wellness by organizing social events (including a formal social at a museum or catered journal clubs at attendings houses).

I am now an attending in a community ED and, while I am only several weeks into my new job, I feel that my training was excellent and have been very pleasantly surprised by how natural my shift into independent practice has felt. I would not have chosen any other residency than Beaumont and would recommend it to any medical student who wants to experience a training program with high volume, high acuity, while also getting to learn and interact from faculty and colleagues who care about you and will support you throughout.

Dr. Renzhong Ran, Chief Resident 2019-2020, Class of 2020

I still remember my first morning C shift as an intern in September 2017 in ourRenzhong Ranbrand-new emergency department. It was my first true ED shift since the July orientation month. C shifts are our critical care shifts where we manage 7 critical care beds along with a medium acuity area with a dozen beds along with an additional 4 trauma beds/critical care overflow. It was me and TWO attendings (don’t worry there’s an additional resident there in the morning now). The morning started slow as always until the 10am-2pm rush of patients came in. And what a rush it was. Those few hours passed by so quickly. I only had enough time to type a few orders in before rushing off to the next critical patient arrival. I saw 15 that morning as an intern with 12 being Category 1 bed critical patients in a mix of trauma and medical patients. When the adrenaline wore off, I think I fell asleep at my desk while dictating my notes. Obviously not all shifts are like that but our interns are seeing very sick patients from the very first shift. You’re not intubating or lining up a patient because you’re a 2nd or 3rd year, you’re doing that because it’s what needs to be done for your patient. There’s no graded responsibility, just graded expectations as you advance through your training. While it may seem like I was thrown in the deep end, I was never alone. I had attendings with me every step of the way that morning to guide me through the critical management steps and even get me out on time. At the end of that first month of EM, I already felt more confident and knowledgeable and that was just the first of a series. That’s what the training at Beaumont was like. It is a place with high volumes and acuity but where I had supportive faculty and co-residents who helped each other every step of the way. It is a place where program leadership listened and made changes quickly for the better of resident education and wellness. It’s a historic, well-established and well-resourced program that has a long history of training capable future EM physicians.

I didn’t go into it here but you should also ask about the fun things the residents do outside of work


When you go on the interview trail you should ask how the residency and the program leadership handled the situation during the peak months of March – May? How many residents got sick? Did residents feel safe? This was a time when I was regularly seeing 6-8 COVID patients on each shift in one of the hardest hit counties in Michigan. I’m proud to have worked with fellow residents, from interns to seniors who stepped up for each other gathering PPE and switching shifts to protect the higher risk residents in the program. I’m grateful for the attendings who stepped up to advocate for our safety and education in these times of duress and of course to the program leadership who stayed up late to hear resident concerns and make real changes quickly in the face of uncertain times.

Where am I now?

I am currently a brand-new attending physician in Minneapolis, MN. I spend the majority of my time in the metropolitan area at the largest private hospital in the Twin Cities while spending some time each month at a free-standing Emergency Department/Urgent Care in a white-collar suburb as well as working single coverage area in a blue-collar rural town down south. Was I scared when I started these jobs in a new place? You bet, but also excited to take on the new role as an attending. After a few shifts to adjust mainly to the logistics, I realized I felt fairly confident to handle the variety of patients, adult and pediatrics. I was capable because of the last three years of training. You’re never going to learn everything in residency but I know I have a strong foundation established to handle the challenges I have and will continue to face.

Dr. Amanda Jurvis, Chief Resident 2018-2019, Class of 2019

I knew Beaumont was the right place for me from my first rotation there Amanda Jurvisas a medical student. The environment that has been created truly feels like a family, from faculty, PA’s, and residents all the way to ED techs and social workers. I found myself so excited to go into a shift every single day. As a resident at Beaumont, I felt like I was given the perfect amount of autonomy and support, with great teaching and feedback every shift. There is good diversity in faculty in terms of practice and teaching style, so I felt really prepared to work in many different environments with different people and patient populations. I felt extremely supported in my post-residency aspirations through an amazing program leadership and program coordinators. 

The resident group is so down to earth and easy to get along with, and it’s a big enough group that everyone finds people to fit in with. I am so grateful to have trained at Beaumont and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a warm and friendly residency with big volumes and a great location!

Steff Traylor, PGY-1

I chose Beaumont because I wanted to be at a place with great training and where ISteff Traylor would be treated like family. This place has more than met those requirements. We have the biggest volume in the state and very high acuity, so there are always interesting patients to see. The attendings treat us like colleagues and friends and really care about our education. My co-residents are an awesome group of people, and we have fun both at work and getting together on our days off. I also love the fact that we have all the resources of both a community hospital and a large academic tertiary referral center. I’m almost a third of the way through; my time here so far has flown by and I feel that I have learned a ton. I would definitely recommend Beaumont to any one looking for a fun place to work with top-notch training.

Nana Sefa, PGY-2

It’s been 1 year, 11 months at Beaumont – I have enjoyed every minute – no, I amNana Sefa not exaggerating, and yes, even the moments when the waiting room is overflowing. I may be biased, but I can confidently say that Beaumont is one of the best places to train in emergency medicine! I started the interview trail looking for a 3-year program that had a good volume, but where the residents were not over worked. On my interview day, the residents and attendings made me feel so at home that I described the interview day to my wife as PERFECT. And that was what it was. I felt like I was chatting with old friends. Over the past 23 months, I have gotten to know the team a whole lot more, and become friends with many. With a little over a year to go before graduating, I am confident that I can practice in any ED upon leaving Beaumont.

Fadi Kasyouhana, Attending

Ranking Beaumont EM #1 was frankly pretty easy for me. Fadi KasyouhananWhere else could I have had the opportunity to return home from Ohio and still be trained to be an excellent physician? We have lots of options in the Southeastern Michigan region, but Beaumont stood out to me! I remember living about 10 minutes away in Southfield as a youth and passing by the big hospital on 13 Mile Road. From the first time I met the leadership during my interview, to the time I shadowed Dr. Susan Bork during Second Look, I took away a few things: 1) how easy going the attendings were even with the high volume Beaumont sees, and 2) the high acuity of the patient population presenting to Beaumont. The positive feelings of matching to my #1 ranked ER program only continued during my time here. I’ve loved my time as a resident and then in a leadership role as a Chief Resident. I will continue contributing to the residency as an attending at Royal Oak later this year. So come say hi to us during our ER shifts!

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