WellSpan Medical Education

WellSpan York Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency

WellSpan York Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency is a three-year, ACGME-accredited residency program located at WellSpan York Hospital, a 600-bed regional specialty care teaching hospital, and the flagship hospital of WellSpan Health.

The hospital’s recently renovated Emergency Department cares for more than 90,000 patients per year in our high-acuity, high-volume area, and features modern, dedicated treatment areas for behavioral health, cardiovascular, orthopedic, and pediatric patients while promoting patient-centered care.

WellSpan York Hospital’s Regional Resource/Level 1 Trauma Center is the only the accredited Trauma Center in York, Adams, and Franklin counties. The hospital is home to a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, STEMI Center, and geriatric-specific emergency services, and also serves as an ECMO provider. It is a receiving center for our region’s sickest patients.

The greater York region features surrounding urban, suburban, and rural communities, with a population of 500,000. Our Emergency Medicine residency program proudly offers access to:

  • Clinical Excellence
  • Academic Excellence
  • A commitment to well-being and work/life balance
  • 13 fellowship-trained faculty
  • Home to Ultrasound and Education Fellowships


To be the leading community-academic hybrid training program in the mid-Atlantic region, providing our residents with top-notch clinical training while fostering their individual interests. Through our inclusive and supportive environment, we graduate highly skilled clinicians, educators, and leaders in Emergency Medicine who are equipped to thrive in any emergency setting! 


Knowledge: Providing outstanding educational and procedural experiences for residents, fellows, students, and faculty through our commitment to teaching, innovation, and research. 

Service: Delivering exceptional patient-centered, culturally competent care for our remarkably diverse community.

Excellence: Enhancing Emergency Medicine and its subspecialties through promoting superb clinical care, leadership training, patient safety, and quality improvement. 

Other features:

  • Resident Interest Tracks (optional)
  • Simulation Center
  • Research Division with Full-time Coordinator
  • Global Health Division
  • Toxicology Division
  • Procedure Rotation
  • Annual Cadaver Lab
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Forensic Medicine Division
  • Resident Shift overlap
  • Protected Conference Days

Upon graduation, graduates from the Emergency Medicine residency program are prepared to succeed in any setting, including academic, community, fellowship, and administrative positions.

In our nearly 35 years of establishment, the program maintains more than 320 graduates practicing in all 48 contiguous states within the United States.

Our residents have gone on to pursue fellowships in addiction medicine, critical care, disaster medicine, EMS, healthcare policy, hyperbaric medicine, medical education, palliative care, pediatric emergency medicine, simulation, sports medicine, tactical EMS, toxicology, and ultrasound.

The York community is an affordable, family-friendly, safe, and accessible location, with convenient regional features:

  • 1 hour to Baltimore
  • 2 hours to Washington D.C. and Philly
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Urban, Suburban and Rural housing options

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