MetroHealth’s residency program offers rigorous training in a research-focused, immersive environment. Some highlights of the program include:

  • More than 60 peer reviewed publications in the past three years with ample opportunities for resident participation
  • Ground and air pre-hospital care
  • Quarterly simulation center experience on site for learning critical life-saving skills
  • Monthly cadaver lab with 5 – 7 cadavers
  • Opportunity to teach medical students and EMT/paramedics in the Emergency Department as well as the classroom
  • Residency support facilities at both MetroHealth and Cleveland Clinic
  • Excellent employee benefits
  • Affordable housing with all the benefits of a large metropolitan area

Emergency Medicine Year 1


  • Focus on acquiring skills and sound knowledge base
  • Gain broad exposure to principles and practice of emergency medicine
  • Receive instruction by attending physicians in the Emergency Department
Emergency Medicine (MetroHealth and Cleveland Clinic) 24 weeks
Medical Intensive Care Unit-Step Down (MetroHealth) 4 weeks
Anesthesia (Cleveland Clinic-Hillcrest Hospital)
(1 Week Vacation)
4 weeks
Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Cleveland Clinic – Fairview & Hillcrest Hospitals) 4 weeks
Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine (MetroHealth)
(1 Week Vacation)
4 weeks
Neuro Intensive Care Unit (Cleveland Clinic) 4 weeks
Trauma Surgery (MetroHealth) 4 weeks
Obstetrics-Labor and Delivery (MetroHealth)
(1 Week Vacation)
4 weeks

Emergency Medicine Year 2


  • Focus on critically ill and injured patients in the Emergency Department
  • Focus on development of critical care and lifesaving skills on off-service rotations
Emergency Medicine (MetroHealth and Cleveland Clinic)
(1 Week of Vacation in 3 of the rotation months)
36 weeks
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Cleveland Clinic) 4 weeks
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MetroHealth) 4 weeks
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (MetroHealth) 4 weeks
Elective 4 weeks

Emergency Medicine Year 3


  • Focus on issues unique to emergency medicine
  • Directly manage critically ill and/or injured patients
  • Learn direction and management of patient flow in the Emergency Department
Emergency Medicine (MetroHealth and Cleveland Clinic)
(1 Week Vacation in 1 of the rotation months)
41 Weeks
Emergency Medical Services and Life Flight (MetroHealth)
(Longitudinal – 1 Week per Season)
3 weeks
Community Emergency Medicine (MetroHealth Brecksville and Parma Health Centers)
(1 Week Vacation)
4 weeks
Toxicology/Administrative/Simulation (MetroHealth)
(1 Week Vacation)
4 weeks

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The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic has multiple voluntary “track” options for residents looking to specialize or who have a particular interest in a certain area. We currently have the following tracks available:

  • Ultrasound
  • EMS
  • Critical Care
  • Medical Education
  • Administration

Residents can apply to their desired track at the end of PGY1 year. Each track has a specialized curriculum and faculty assigned to it. Upon successful completion of the track, residents will receive a formal certificate of completion.

This is a great opportunity for residents to build their CVs for future jobs and fellowship opportunities. We are always looking to expand our list of track options and welcome residents to propose and help create additional opportunities!

Recent Track Graduates

Clare Charbonnet, MD – EMS Track 2023

Scott Powers, MD – EMS Track 2023

Michael Pergola, MD – Ultrasound Track 2023