Emergency Medicine Residency

Serious about medicine, but a passion for trauma

Welcome

A letter from Program Director Dean Eliot Johnson, MD

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Dean Johnson, MD
Dean Johnson, MD

Curriculum

Our emergency medicine residents will be exposed to the emergency department at both the Bayhealth, Kent and Sussex Campuses as well as the Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center at Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware.

PGY-1

  • Emergency Medicine (8 months)
  • Medical ICU (1 month)
  • Trauma (1 month)
  • Orthopedic Surgery (1 month)
  • Cardiology (1 month)
  • Anesthesiology (1 month)

PGY-2

  • General Surgery (6 months)
  • Medical ICU (2 months)
  • Pediatric ED (1 month)
  • OB (1 month)
  • Trauma (1 month)
  • EMS (1 month)
  • Elective (1 month)
    • Sports Medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, EMS, Burn Unit, EMS Tactical

PGY-3

  • General Surgery (7 months)
  • ED Focused Leadership Training (1 month)
  • Pediatric ED (1 month)
  • Pediatric ICU (1 month)
  • Medical ICU (1 month)
  • Elective (1 month)
    • Sports Medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, EMS, Burn Unit, EMS Tactical

Clinical Sites

We are committed to providing hands-on education in a nurturing environment.
Bayhealth is comprised of two hospitals: Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus and Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus. We have formed partnerships with area hospitals for specialty rotations.

Bayhealth’s Kent Campus offers a comprehensive array of services to the residents of Central Delaware, including cardiac surgery and diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterizations; endovascular surgery; da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System; neurosurgery; family-centered birth services and neonatal care; cancer care; orthopedic and rehabilitation services; advanced digital imaging; inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care; intensive, intermediate and coronary care; and a 24-hour emergency department.

Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus is a 317-bed facility which includes a level III trauma Emergency Department.

Bayhealth’s Sussex Campus offers a comprehensive array of services to the residents of Central and Southern Delaware, including an interventional room for radiologic and cardiac procedures; da Vinci® Si ™ Surgical System; inpatient rehabilitation; family-centered birth services and women’s services, including an obstetrical emergency department; general surgery; cancer care; gastroenterology; orthopedic and rehabilitation services; advanced digital imaging; inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care; intensive and intermediate; and a 24-hour emergency department.

Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus is a 128 private-patient-room facility which includes a level III trauma Emergency Department.

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware is one of the most acclaimed children's hospitals in the county. It has Delaware's only Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center.

Leadership

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Dean Johnson
MD

Program Director

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Bryan Choi
MD

Associate Program Director

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Paul Son
MBA

Program Coordinator

Core Faculty

Kelly L Abbrescia

Kelly Abbrescia
DO

Julia M Cullen

Julia Cullen
DO

Aamer A Khan

Aamer Khan
MD

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Ellie Salinski
MD

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Taking Pride in Our Diversity

At Bayhealth, we are driven by the diversity of our staff, physicians, volunteers, patients, and audiences at all levels. Embracing our differences empowers us to provide the best experience possible to everyone.

How to Apply

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Applications are coordinated though the Electronic Residency Application Service, or ERAS. Students may begin the ERAS application in July, and our residency will begin receiving completed applications in September each year. More information and applications may be found on the ERAS website.

International medical school graduates should look for special instructions or contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates directly at 215-386-5900.

Audition Rotations

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If you are a medical student and you are interested in an audition rotation for emergency medicine, please visit the VSLO.

Salaries & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible health insurance benefits, and tuition reimbursement.

Insurance & Financial

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Insurance & Financial

Medical & Prescription Drug Plan
Dental & Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Basic Life Insurance (you + dependent)
Employee Assistance Program
Retirement & Savings Plan
Short-Term Disability 
Voluntary Accidental Death & Disability (AD&D)
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Salary & PTO

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Salary & PTO

PGY-1: $60,000
20 days PTO

PGY-2: $61,500
20 days PTO

PGY-3: $63,000
20 days PTO

Resident Wellness

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Resident Wellness

We’re not just here for our patients, we’re here for you – our residents on the front line of care. The demands on you are intense. With such high expectations, it seems the stress never ends. That’s when VITAL WorkLife can help.

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Additional Benefits

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Additional Benefits

ACEP/EMRA Membership Dues
ABFM Certification Exam Fee
CME/Research/Education Funds
BLS/ALS/PALS/NRP/ATLS Fees
DEA/CSR/Training License
USMLE/COMLEX 3 Exam Fee
Free Parking
Lab Coats & Scrubs
Generous Meal Stipend

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