The Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care was founded in 2014 within the organizational structure of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University. As the Founding Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, I’d like to welcome you to our program. All of our fourth-year students rotate in Emergency Medicine during which time their outstanding clinical experience is complemented by didactic and simulation sessions to ensure that the student is ready for residency. Through our clinical affiliates, medical students have the opportunity to care for a huge population of patients representing the depth and breadth of medicine. Clinical preceptors are voluntary faculty dedicated to providing our medical students with bedside teaching. We train tomorrow’s outstanding physicians and leaders by providing them with guidance, opportunities and mentorship. This extends through program development with our partner institutions. As the academic sponsor, FIU Department of Emergency and Critical Care, helped develop Emergency Medicine residency training programs at two of our affiliate hospitals with additional programs planned. As part of HWCOM, we are dedicated not just to patient care, education, and research but also to the improvement of population health in our community.
Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.
Robert L. Levine M.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
Vision and goals
The Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care will develop the future generation of Emergency Medicine physicians and leaders by creating a learning environment centered on delivering humanistic medical care while utilizing the newest medical, pharmaceutical, and technological advances. The Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care seeks to advance the field of Emergency Medicine by creating an educational and experience-oriented opportunity for those interested in emergency medicine.
The Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care provides outstanding education and training in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care for medical students and residents serving South Florida. The department’s goals include:
- Excellent medical care delivered in a patient-centered, compassionate manner
- Providing outstanding education - from undergraduate medical education through residency and fellowship training and beyond
- Promote lifelong, independent learning skills
- Fostering deep ties with our community through collaborative work focused on improving our communities’ population health
- Increasing knowledge through research
Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC 4-281
Faculty & staff
Darren Roy Kaufman, M.D.
Vice Chair of Education, Clerkship Director for Emergency Medicine & [...]
Robert Levine, M.D.
Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education;Chair, Department of [...]
Assistant Director of Academic Support Services