Discipline of Emergency Medicine

Message From the Chair

I am very pleased to welcome you to the website of the Discipline of Emergency Medicine at Memorial University. Our mission is to achieve academic excellence in teaching, research and clinical care, with a particular focus on improving the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

On this website, you will find information about the discipline's activities, current research projects and Memorial's emergency medicine residency program. The program is managed under the auspices of the Discipline of Family Medicine and currently trains four CCFP (EM) residents a year.

We have a small, collegial group of approximately 30 faculty members involved in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In particular, our faculty are heavily involved with the CCFP(EM) program, which offers numerous opportunities for dedicated hands-on training with a high faculty-to-learner ratio, didactic learning, journal clubs and simulation training.

Of particular note, our discipline is emerging as a leader in cutting-edge ultrasound teaching. Indeed, we are the first in the country to develop an interdisciplinary Point of Care Ultrasound program involving postgraduate residents from numerous specialties. Please see the Point of Care Ultrasound link for more information on our ultrasound program.

Currently, we are involved with ongoing research in the fields of ultrasound, simulation-based medical education, prehospital care, rural telemedicine and communication barriers.

Our faculty have also participated in international medical missions in Haiti via Project Broken Earth, STIMMA and Haiti Village Health. Closer to home, the discipline collaborates with rural physicians in Newfoundland and Labrador in the delivery of advanced airway management and ultrasound teaching.

Welcome to Emergency Medicine at Memorial University!

Dr. Mike Parsons

Click to view the Emergency Medicine Strategic Plan.