Emergency Medicine at SOMC

Our mission is to provide excellent clinical training in osteopathic emergency medicine to meet the needs of our community.

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Southern Ohio Medical Center (OUCOM/SOMC) Emergency Medicine Residency is a four-year program based on the standards established by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) and approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). This standard is the framework for the didactic program and clinical exposure which is carefully selected to provide extensive exposure to medical and surgical emergencies.

SOMC is a 180-bed regional medical center in Appalachian Ohio with critical care, cardiothoracic surgery, intensive care, endovascular capabilities, obstetrics and gynecology (with over 1000 deliveries a year) and has an aggregate 100,000 yearly emergency visits including 30% pediatric visits. Additional specialty rotations are available to expose residents to many areas including but not limited to orthopedics, ophthalmology, ENT, EMS, research and administration.  We augment our experience with outside rotations in trauma, tertiary emergency care and pediatric specialty care. 


A minimum of 22 months of emergency medicine rotations are arranged to provide a progressive level of responsibility. Residents are evaluated regularly based on the seven AOA core competencies by the faculty and the program director.  Our residents have secured successful positions in multiple centers, engaged in academic pursuits and advocacy during and after training.  We welcome your careful consideration of our program.

About Emergency Medicine at SOMC