Emergency Medicine Residency Program - Sarasota
Emergency Medicine - Sarasota
Kelly O'Keefe, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Founding Program Director
Welcome to the Florida State University Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital! Emergency Medicine is a distinct specialty that focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, stabilization, and treatment of patients with acute illness or injury. We care for patients of all ages and backgrounds. The Emergency Physician (EP) initiates diagnostics and treatment, involves consultants as required, makes disposition decisions, and arranges for appropriate follow-up for all patients discharged from the ED. We are the safety net for medical care for the nation, and we have a great responsibility to those we care for.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation, and the program has been constructed to take advantage of the ample and excellent clinical opportunities available. The ED sees over 90,000 patients per year, and we are a trauma center. It is anticipated that the majority of our graduates will seek jobs at similar community hospitals, but we certainly have the ability and expertise to prepare each graduate for fellowship training or a career in academics.
Florida State University is our sponsoring institution, and the College of Medicine has thrown its full support behind its Graduate Medical Education programs. Medical students from FSU rotate at SMH, and there is an internal medicine residency in place as well.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education initial accreditation effective April 5, 2018.