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Combined Emergency Medicine Anesthesiology Residency Program Anesthetist

Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Combined Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology Residency Program. Here, you will find all the information you need to decide if our program, with its unique experiences and opportunities, is the right match for you.

Our Mission

The mission of the Johns Hopkins Combined Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology Residency Program is to foster the clinical, humanistic and professional development of a distinctive graduate, able to amplify the strengths of both fields and positively impact change in the field of medicine through innovation and national leadership.

Program Complement

Two residents per year for a total of six years of training.

Our Aims

  • Recruit and retain top candidates from a diverse applicant pool.
  • With experienced faculty mentorship, inspire residents to develop and hone passion and expertise from within the two specialties of emergency medicine and anesthesia.
  • Produce compassionate and engaged physicians who care and advocate for their patients and communities.
  • Train well-rounded clinicians with high emotional intelligence and versatility.
  • Create an environment that promotes wellness and resiliency.
  • Develop critical skills around lifelong learning.
  • Nurture future leaders in emergency medicine, anesthesia and beyond.
Linda Regan, M.D., M.Ed.

Welcome from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in our six-year combined program!

Our joint anesthesiology and emergency medicine training program, the first of its kind, offers an exclusive opportunity for trainees to obtain dual board certification in two highly complementary fields. Both fields offer high-yield training in procedural skills and critical care management. When merged together, they offer a trainee the ability to practice in any setting — from the emergency department to operating room or intensive care unit. In addition, the ability to work across departments may serve to encourage both interprofessional education and collaboration, as well as scholarly work. These graduates represent an exceptional commodity as dual- or triple-boarded physicians in either an academic or community setting, and they bring a broad skill set to rural or low-resource settings.

Both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology have approved our program, making it the first nationally approved program of its kind. Unique to the program, trainees spend their final year in longitudinal niche development in our Focused Advanced Specialty Training program, allowing increasingly focused work in popular areas such as critical care, ultrasound, international or austere medicine, and medical education.

Linda Regan, M.D., M.Ed.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Program Director, Emergency Medicine and Combined EM-Anesthesia Residency



Episode 161: Dual Training in Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine

ACCRAC podcast guest Jed Wolpaw

In this 161st episode, I welcome Drs. Regan and Lester to the show to discuss the country’s first combined Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine dual training program.


Program Structure

  • Year 1 Emergency medicine internship as part of categorical emergency medicine program (see categorical program)
    Year 2 3 blocks of basic anesthesia, 3.5 blocks of emergency medicine, 1 block each of trauma anesthesia in shock trauma, PICU, neuro-anesthesia, OB anesthesia and pain clinic, and 1/2 block of hand surgery
    Year 3 4 blocks in emergency medicine, 1.5 blocks in peds anesthesia, 1 block each in OB anesthesia, cardiac anesthesia, acute pain and SICU, and 1/2 block of orthopaedics, burn ICU and research
    Year 4 4 blocks in emergency medicine, 1 block each in vascular/thoracic anesthesia, cardiothoracic anesthesia, peds anesthesia, regional pain anesthesia, complex regional anesthesia, pre-operative anesthesia and elective, and 1/2 block in peds EM (community) and MICU (community)
    Year 5 5.5 blocks of EM, 1 block each in SICU, cardiothoracic anesthesia, OB anesthesia, neuro-anesthesia, basic/remote anesthesia and regional elective, and 1/2 block in trauma consult
    Year 6 7 blocks of EM with longitudinal niche development in FAST program, 3.5 blocks of elective (ultrasound/echo, TEE, advanced airway, other), and 1/2 block in peds EM (community)
    • ERAS application
    • 1 EM SLOE
    • 1 anesthesia letter of recommendation (anesthesia or ICU rotation acceptable)
    • USMLE Step 1 (COMLEX is not accepted)

Contact Us

Have questions about our residency program? Let us know.

Christina Tarleton

Christina Tarleton, C-TAGME
Administrative Director for Education and
Medical Training Program Manager

Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine
Residency Office
1830 E. Monument St.
Suite 6-100
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-955-5107
Fax: 410-502-5146

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