Florida Atlantic University


Our inaugural class of emergency medicine residents started in 2017. Our program focuses on training exceptional clinical emergency medicine physicians with an innovative curriculum. At Florida Atlantic University, we are enjoying the opportunity to work with world class academic and clinical teaching emergency medicine physicians. Our goal is to provide EM residents the opportunity for outstanding clinical training in an excellent academic environment.


  • Division Director: Richard D Shih, MD, FACEP
  • Program Director: Lisa Clayton, DO, MBS, FACEP, FAAEM
  • Assistant Program Director: Patrick Hughes, DO, MEHP, FACEP, FACOEP

Training Locations

Primary Hospital:

  • Bethesda Hospital East - Boynton Beach, FL

Secondary Hospitals:

  • Delray Medical Center - Delray Beach, FL
  • St. Mary's Medical Center - West Palm Beach, FL


Conferences are scheduled once a week from 7 am to 12 pm at Bethesda Hospital East. All residents have protected time the day of conference, as well as the previous night. Conferences are attended by emergency medicine residents, other residents, and medical students rotating in the emergency department. Our culture and incentives ensure that emergency medical faculty heavily attend conferences on a consistent basis.

Our didactics are system-based and utilize the Emergency Medicine Foundations. Lecture types consist of faculty lectures, resident lectures, morbidity and mortality, grand rounds, emergency medicine/internal medicine joint conference, emergency medicine/trauma joint conference, research updates, practice-based learning and improvement (evidence-based medicine and journal club).

Simulation Lab

FAU has two state-of-the-art simulation centers, with high-fidelity mannequins and task trainers. Once a month, residents participate in simulation lab, with cases prepared by our simulation-trained faculty. Residents also learn procedural skills using models in the simulation lab.


Rotation Duration
Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Emergency Medicine 34 weeks
Trauma 4 weeks
Medical ICU 4 weeks
Surgical ICU 4 weeks
Obstetrics/Anesthesia/Plastic Surgery 2 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks


Rotation Duration
Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Emergency Medicine/Trauma 38 weeks
Medical ICU 4 weeks
Pediatric ICU 4 weeks
Elective 2 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks


Rotation Duration
Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Emergency Medicine/Trauma 44 weeks
Elective 4 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks

Contact Information

Joanne Daly - Program Manager
Taryn Santiago - Academic Support Specialist

Tel: (561) 733-5933
Fax: (866) 617-8268
E-mail: emresidency@health.fau.edu

External Links

FAU Emergency Medicine Residency

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