Resident Critical Care Education

Resident performing procedures

Our residents enjoy a broad critical care experience.

At UTHealth Houston – Department of Emergency Medicine, we pride ourselves in the breadth and depth of the critical care training our residents receive. Our clinical sites at Memorial Herman Hospital-Texas Medical Center (MHH-TMC) and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital (LBJ) bustle with high acuity patients and our Critical Care Medicine trained faculty enjoy bringing upstairs care to the point of first patient contact.


A longstanding McGovern EM tradition, Critical Care Vice Chiefs moderate a recurrent Critical Care Conference where a faculty panel delves into patient physiology and medical evidence in a case-based format. Additionally, critical care faculty are an integral part of the monthly system-based lecture format giving perspective on a wide-range of critical care topics. Finally, critical care faculty lead residents to procedural mastery through simulation and patient encounters.

Core Rotations

Residents rotate at MHH-TMC Medical Intensive Care Unit, MHH-TMC Neurological Trauma Intensive Care Unit, MHH-TMC Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit, MHH-TMC Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.


Additionally, we offer electives for residents at MHH-TMC Heart and Vascular Institute, LBJ Medical Intensive Care Unit, and MHH-Southwest Medical Intensive Care Unit.

Vice Chief Role

Each year, we select two residents to serve as Critical Care Vice Chiefs leading our department in critical care education, quality improvement, and research. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Medicine mentors to prepare residents for Critical Care Medicine Fellowship or to serve as Critical Care experts in their future careers bridging the gap between the intensive care unit and the emergency department.