At University of Maryland Emergency Medicine (UMEM), physicians experience the best of both worlds: the broad choice of practice settings you would find in a strong and growing network, as well as the resources and support you would expect from one of the nation's premier academic institutions.

Physicians have many options with the UMEM network, including University-affiliated community sites, traditional teaching programs and academic and research opportunities. The diversity of our program and the geographic areas it serves greatly enhances your likelihood of finding the perfect fit for your career. Many of our physicians take on faculty positions, while others prefer to join us in a non-faculty role.

As a physician in the UMEM network, you have the opportunity to create the career that matches your interests and aspirations:

  • A variety of clinical practice settings: In our hospitals in the heart of downtown Baltimore, physicians with an academic interest have the opportunity to practice in a busy urban environment. Our locations in northern Maryland and on the Eastern Shore offer a community practice setting. Whatever experience or lifestyle you are looking for, you can find it here, all backed by the support and prestige of the University of Maryland.
  • From teaching to research, all the opportunities of an academic environment: Physicians with an academic focus will appreciate the variety of opportunities available to them through the University of Maryland School of Medicine, from clinical research initiatives to lecture opportunities. Our faculty's interests are wide-ranging: emergency care, cardiopulmonary and brain resuscitation, clinical toxicology, prehospital care, disaster preparedness and response, international medicine and more. Our research program ranks in the top 15% of all medical schools receiving direct grants and contracts, representing $4.7 million in grants supporting diverse areas of clinical, basic science and epidemiologic investigations.
  • Tremendous opportunities for professional growth: Being a part of the UMEM Network affords physicians the opportunity to work at the leading edge of emergency care. We are also home to one of the largest and most sought-after emergency medicine residency program in the nation. Our program sponsors fellowships in emergency medical services, ultrasound, research and international emergency medicine.
  • Facilities located in some of the most exciting and desirable locations in the state: Whether you are looking for a lifestyle rich with the excitement of an urban environment, the comfort of a suburban setting, or the outdoor-oriented lifestyle of a rural community setting, you'll find it with the UMEM Network. The communities throughout Maryland offer physicians and their families an ideal living environment—with excellent schools, plentiful recreation opportunities and convenient access to major metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC. It's no wonder emergency physicians enjoy the opportunity and quality of life they find here.

Brian J. Browne, MD, FACEP
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine,
Chief of Emergency Medicine,
University of Maryland Medical Center