We treat a diverse population of patients in our busy emergency department. Over 120 languages are spoken by our patients and a major focus of our department is on understanding and improving emergency medical care for new Americans. We encourage our resident and attending physicians to engage in international emergency medicine exchanges to further our department’s understanding of diversity in emergency medicine. Many residents have taken advantage of overseas experiences with recent rotation sites that include: China, Dubai, Israel, Africa, Brazil and Mexico. The goals of our international program are:
In 2007, we established an exchange program with the Emergency Medicine Department at Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing, one of the premier teaching hospitals in China.