Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Here is a list of some of the outstanding features of our ED:

  • High volume (90,000 plus), high acuity (40% admit rate)
  • Level one trauma center
  • Regional burn center
  • Partner with Moffitt cancer center
  • Major transplant center
  • Separate pediatric and adult emergency care centers
  • Excellent mix of patients
  • Multi-cultural environment
  • Major referral center for the west coast of Florida
  • All major specialties present
  • A state of the art emergency care center, with private rooms, pod system, fully electronic medical records, digital radiology, and an excellent working environment.
  • An academic and community environment

Our emergency medicine residency is run and staffed by experienced, dedicated physicians from a broad variety of backgrounds. In addition to an excellent clinical education, we feature the following:

  • A very strong ultrasound curriculum
  • A major, state-of-the-art simulation center
  • A flexible curriculum which values resident feedback and seeks your input
  • A focus on critical care
  • Monthly EM reading and testing program, based upon your rotation
  • Plenty of procedures and resuscitation opportunities
  • Faculty and resident mentoring
  • Multiple fellowships: ultrasound, EMS, Admin, Critical Care
  • Teaching opportunities
  • An emphasis on the business aspects of EM
  • Leadership development
  • A growing research department and opportunities
  • International opportunities
  • Strong didactics
  • The best residents anywhere!

I am confident that the more you know about us, the more you will like us! In addition, Tampa is a wonderful city and a great place to live. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information, or to come and visit us.

Kelly P. O'Keefe, MD, FACEP
Program Director