WELCOME TO HENNEPIN COUNTY EM RESIDENCY PROGRAM

As one of the oldest EM training programs in the country, we have a long-standing emphasis on innovation and cutting-edge emergency care.

EM Program

Launched in 1972, the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Hennepin County is the second-oldest in the U.S. and is still at the forefront of critical care education and training.


EM Program Overview


EM/IM Program

The five-year Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Residency at HCMC offers residents unprecedented clinical training in emergency and internal medicine with a diverse patient population, all in a comprehensive academic healthcare system.


EM/IM Program


Medical Students

Our rotation offers the opportunity to train in a large, safety-net hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nationally recognized, HCMC was Minnesota’s first Level 1 Trauma Center and continues to be the state’s largest provider for emergency care.


Medical Students


Fellowships

Our department has 8 fellowships programs: Critical Care, Emergency Medical Services, Global Health / International EM, Hyperbaric Medicine, MedEd & Simulation, EM Research, Toxicology, and Ultrasound.


Fellowship Programs

EM RESIDENCY PROGRAM

At Hennepin EM, we develop emergency physicians that provide the complete spectrum of emergency care in diverse settings and communities while advancing the field of Emergency Medicine. We provide residents with comprehensive training in an innovative, high-acuity setting. We endeavor to promote a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, and excellence. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion in addition to engagement with our institution, specialty, and community.


EM Program Overview


 

History


Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) evolved from Minneapolis City Hospital (1887-1901), Minneapolis General Hospital (1901-1964), and Hennepin County General Hospital (1964-1974.)



 

Diversity


The Emergency Medicine Diversity Committee exists to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our EM program at the student, residency, and faculty levels.



 

The STAB Room


The STAB Room (pronounced STAYB, like stabilization!) is outfitted with the most advanced medical technology available, allowing for state-of-the-art critical care of ill or injured patients.



 

Research


For more than 40 years the Emergency Department at HCMC has published innovative and high-quality research that has shaped the practice of emergency medicine.



RESIDENT LIFE

When residents match at Hennepin EM, they become a part of legacy of compassionate patient care, innovation, and advancement within the field of emergency medicine. They also become members of a family and a community.


Resident Life Where are they now?



2027

PGY-1s

Class of 2027


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2026

PGY-2s

Class of 2026


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2025

PGY-3s

Class of 2025


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2029

EM/IM

EM/IM Classes


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DEPARTMENTAL LEADERSHIP

The Department of Emergency Medicine is comprised of the physicians, physician-assistants and staff dedicated to the delivery of emergency medical care at Hennepin County Medical Center. Emergency Medicine faculty physicians provide clinical care, teach students across all of the health professions, and conduct research leading to innovation in Emergency Medicine.




Chair of Emergency Medicine

Tom Wyatt, MD



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Assistant Chair of Emergency Medicine

Robert Reardon, MD



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Medical Director for the Dept of EM

Laura Schrag, MD



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Assoc. Medical Director for the Dept of EM

Rochelle Zarzar, MD MACM



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Vice Chair of Operations in Emergency Medicine

Jeff Ho, MD



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EM Residency Program Director

Glenn Paetow, MD MACM



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About Us

The Department of Emergency Medicine is comprised of the physicians, physician-assistants and staff dedicated to the delivery of emergency medical services for HCMC. Emergency Medicine Faculty physicians provide emergency medical care, teach students of many types, and conduct research leading to innovation of emergency care.

Our Residency Program in Emergency Medicine, its residents, and its graduates are a source of great pride for our Department. It began in 1972 with two residents, years before recognition of the discipline of Emergency Medicine as a medical specialty. Today we match twelve residents per year in our three-year program.

Hennepin County Medical Center
Dept of Emergency Medicine
701 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 873-5683

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