In 2021, FREIDA™ users have tallied more than 250,000 views of emergency medicine residency programs. In this list of emergency medicine residencies, we pare the list of 276 residencies down to the ten programs that rose to the top for user interest.

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Rankings are based on identified medical student activity on FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. FREIDA allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 12,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Although the first residency training programs in emergency medicine opened their doors over 45 years ago, it has already become one of the most popular specialties in the United States. The reasons are clear: emergency medicine offers an exciting and challenging medical career with good work-life balance, schedule flexibility and patient variety. While emergency medicine certainly isn’t for everyone, recent data suggests the majority of practicing emergency physicians report high levels of happiness outside of work hours.

  1. University of Alabama Medical Center Program

  2. Creighton University School of Medicine (Phoenix) Program

  3. Emory University School of Medicine Program

  4. HCA Healthcare East Florida Division GME/Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Program

  5. Cook County Health and Hospitals System Program

  6. Rush University Medical Center Program

  7. Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program

  8. Denver Health Medical Center Program

  9. Franciscan Health-Olympia Fields Program

  10. University of Chicago Program

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