University of Connecticut


Since 1996, the University of Connecticut's Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine program has graduated hundreds of residents who have gone on to successful careers in all aspects of Emergency Medicine. Residency is more than the capstone of your clinical education as a physician — it will be key in determining your strengths and weaknesses as a physician in independent practice. UCONN offers an intensive, comprehensive clinical experience, with our high acuity Level I trauma center at Hartford Hospital (our primary clinical site) receiving more than 100,000 patient visits per year. In order to give our residents a sense of the breadth of the clinical practice Emergency Medicine we provide rotations in a variety of clinical sites including the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, our suburban community site at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and the urban community-based Saint Francis Hospital Emergency Department in the north end of Hartford. Our total clinical complement exceeds 270,000 visits per year helping to ensure that you will be ready for any practice environment you choose upon graduation. Our faculty has a wide variety of interests including Medical Simulation, Emergency Ultrasound, Toxicology, EMS, and Hyperbaric Medicine. In addition, we have an active faculty-led research program. The diversity of our faculty is key both from the standpoint of our educational program and in the ability of our residents to have ready access to career advising and mentorship as they formulate their career paths in Emergency Medicine. We pride ourselves on running a program which has a close knit, collegial atmosphere in which we all work together to further our goal to be the best emergency physicians possible. Our cohesive, team-based, supportive atmosphere helps make the challenges of residency manageable and fun.


  • Department Chair: Kenneth Robinson, MD, MPH
  • Program Director: Shawn London, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Directors: Cynthia Price, MD, Thomas Brunell, MD, Seth Lotterman, MD
  • Research Director: Joao Delgado, MD

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

  • Hartford Hospital

Secondary Hospital

  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Tertiary Hospital

  • UCONN Health - John Dempsey Hospital



  • Orientation - 1 Block
  • Emergency Medicine - 5 Blocks
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 1 Block
  • Trauma - 1 Block
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) - 1 Block
  • Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) - 1 Block
  • Anesthesia (Adult and Pediatric) - 1 Block
  • Ultrasound - ½ Block
  • OB/GYN - ½ Block
  • Ophthalmology - 1 Week
  • Emergency Psychiatry - 1 Week
  • Selective (Dental, Radiology, or Neurology) - 1 Week


  • Emergency Medicine - 8 Blocks
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 1 Block
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) - 1 Block
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) - 1 Block
  • Hand/Orthopaedics - 1 Block
  • Ultrasound - ½ Block
  • Ophthalmology - 1 Week
  • Elective - ½ Block


  • Emergency Medicine - 8 Blocks
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 1 Block
  • Trauma - 1 Block
  • Toxicology - 1 Block
  • Neonatal ICU - ½ Block
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics - ½ Block
  • Elective - 1 Block


  • Formal electives in:
    • EMS
    • LIFE STAR (Aeromedicine)
    • Simulation
    • Ultrasound
    • Toxicology
    • Pharmacotherapy
  • Opportunities
    • Long standing connections with departments around the country and globe for "away electives"
    • Multiple international trips and projects each year
    • Unlimited options in developing your own elective


Contact Information

Sara Pizzanello - Emergency Medicine Residency Program Coordinator

Hartford Hospital,
80 Seymour Street,
Hartford, CT 06102-5037
Phone: 860-972-1448
Fax: 860-545-1461

Laurie Sprague - Emergency Medicine Residency Program Coordinator

263 Farmington Avenue; MC-1930,
Farmington, CT 06030-1930
Phone: 860-679-4988
Fax: 860-679-3489

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