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Emergency Medicine Residency Program

About Our Program

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program produces emergency physicians with the skills, medical judgment, clinical maturity, and personal confidence to function effectively as practitioners, teachers, and community leaders. The curriculum is designed to foster an interest in the continued study of medicine, and to prepare physicians to make significant and ongoing contributions to the specialty of Emergency Medicine. Affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the program is fully accredited, and provides the 24 emergency medicine residents a unique balance of direct supervision, didactics, and extensive hands-on training. There are 10 full-time faculty members, all of whom are board certified in Emergency Medicine. They are dedicated, enthusiastic, and provide 32 hours per day of supervision in the Emergency Department.


Kern Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program was awarded full accreditation for five years by the Residency Review Commission for Emergency Medicine (RRC-EM) in 2010. Our program is fully compliant with the ACGME recommendations regarding resident on-call duty hours.