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Clinical Rotations

Our mission is to provide outstanding patient-centered clinical care. As the largest Emergency Department in San Antonio, we are the ideal training site for future healthcare providers. Over 50 residency trained, board-certified emergency physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners embody our dedicated teaching staff.


Didactic Program

  • Case-based discussions and interactive learning activities
  • Integrated simulation curriculum with several procedure labs
  • Clinical rotation curriculum in partnership with University Hospital in the largest Emergency Department in South Texas
  • Specialized research and academics in the areas of Ultrasound, Global Health, EMS, critical care, patient safety, and operational medicine
  • Unparalleled Ultrasound education and one-on-one bedside training
  • Preparation to work with underserved populations and work in low-resource environments to include at home and across borders
  • Special activities outside the lecture hall including special competitions like this:

Asynchronous Education

Our residents participate in individualized learning activities to meet didactic requirements.

  • Each resident must participate in 5 hours/week of didactic emergency medicine learning. Weekly conference and Grand Rounds participation primarily satisfy these requirements.
  • The faculty provides a list of different asynchronous online activities to aid requirements.

Medical Simulation

Simulation is a great way to train healthcare professionals by directly practicing a resuscitation, uncommon pathologies, procedures, and complex cases in a low stakes environment.

Benefits of medical simulation include

  • Developing decision-making, interventions, and procedures in real time.
  • Articulating communication and developing leadership skills that will carry over to the care of patients.
  • Experience in a growing field that offers scholarly and research opportunities to interested residents and student

Contact Us

Melissa A. Villanueva
Program Coordinator-Senior
Department of Emergency Medicine
Phone: (210) 567-4621