Emergency Medicine Residency Program Overview

Please note: The emergency medicine residency program will not seek ACGME accreditation nor recruit any new residents.

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a four-year comprehensive structured curriclum based on the standards for Emergency Medicine as outlined by the AOA Basic Documents for Postdoctoral Training as established by the ACOEP (American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine) and approved by the COPT of the AOA. While the structural curriculum forms the framework for the didactic portion of the program, the clinical experience is carefully selected to provide a broad base exposure of residents to medical and surgical emergencies of all ages to round out the residency training.

South Pointe is the base hospital for the Northeastern Ohio Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residency (NEOOEM). We are partnered with the following institutions:

Clinical rotations are arranged to expose the resident to critical care, surgical subspecialties, pediatrics, trauma, EMS, research and administrative duties. A minimum of eighteen months of emergency medicine rotations are arranged to provide a progressive level of responsibility for patient care. The seven core competencies are an integral part of both the clinical and didactic portion of the program. The residents are monitored daily and evaluated monthly by their preceptors. A quarterly review is completed by the program director to evaluate the progress of each individual resident. Our program utilizes direct observation, monthly evaluations, yearly in-service exams, simulation labs, OSCEs and mock oral board exams to ensure mastering of the seven core competencies.

Research is encouraged and nurtured throughout the four years of training.

South Pointe Hospital is a busy community hospital that features a state of the art surgery center with a twenty-four bed ICU that houses some of the most modern equipment available today. An education center was part of the recent addition. This provides our residents, students and faculty with access to a full service medical library, skills lab and multiple conference rooms for education, meetings and individual study.


If you have any questions regarding the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, please feel free to contact
Maria Crespo, DO - mariacrespo3@gmail.com

South Pointe Hospital ~ 20000 Harvard Road, Warrensville Hts., Ohio 44122 ~ Phone: 216.491.7460 ~ Fax: 216.491.7802

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