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Learn more about the combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency program at IU School of Medicine.

Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program

The combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency at IU School of Medicine is a five-year fully accredited program that combines a traditional residency in emergency medicine with a traditional residency in pediatrics. The Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics residents are fully immersed in both the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics categorical programs with a comprehensive curriculum adjusted to maximize clinical opportunities and learning.

This combined residency training program was established in 1991 and is a part of a two-campus system with three emergency departments that receive more than a quarter million patient visits a year in total. This residency prepares residents to become clinical experts, leaders and liaisons in emergency medicine and pediatrics while advocating for the community of patients and trainees.

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Register to Match

To register to match with the IU School of Medicine Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine combined residency program, applicants must first register with the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and complete an application. Interviews are offered November, December and January.

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The Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency program is ideal for candidates looking to combine a love for emergency medicine and pediatrics. The program provides the broad exposure to a wide variety of the acute problems found in patients of all ages in emergency medicine, and the full spectrum pediatric training. Those who complete the training program will be capable of administering quality care to children via their pediatric training and capable of working in any emergency department from rural to urban via their emergency medicine training. The ways to craft the combined emergency medicine and pediatrics training into a fulfilling career path are countless!

At graduation, Emergency Medicine/ Pediatrics residents are eligible to sit for both the emergency medicine and pediatrics specialty boards. IU School of Medicine accepts two residents per year into the Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency program.

Our Philosophy

The Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency program is dedicated to the education and development of physicians expertly trained in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics to promote and advance health care to the communities in Indiana and beyond regardless of race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

Admission Requirements

Successful candidates to the combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency program must have a strong desire for both specialties and meet the requirements for both programs. Candidates should submit at least one SLOE (standardized letter of evaluation), obtained from an emergency medicine rotation at a site that has a residency program. Candidates should also submit at least one letter of recommendation from a pediatrics rotation.

Program Director

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Geoffrey P. Hays, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Dr. Geoffrey Hays is an assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and pediatrics and has been a faculty member at IU School of Medicine since 2018. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in 2013 and completed his combined residency training in emergency medicine and pediatrics at IU School of Medicine in 2018. He works clinically at IU Health Methodist Hospital and Riley Children's Hospital. He serves as program director for the combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency program as well as assistant program director for the categorical Emergency Medicine Residency.

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