Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Helicopter at UNTHSC



The Department of Emergency Medicine at UNT Health Science Center is the academic home for TCOM student education in the specialty and subspecialties of emergency medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, toxicology, emergency ultrasound, EMS/disaster medicine, sport/event medicine, and undersea/hyperbaric medicine.


The Department of Emergency Medicine sponsors a TCOM fourth year student core clerkship comprised of active participation in patient care with specialists in the field of emergency medicine.  The clerkship is designed to acquaint you with the concepts and practices utilized in the evaluation and care of undifferentiated medical and surgical complaints, as well as time-sensitive, emergent and resuscitative medicine.  Through this experience, students will learn many of the techniques and procedures inherent to the specialty and become familiar with the diagnosis and management of common problems and complications associated with patients presenting to emergency departments.  Regardless of your ultimate practice specialty, your emergency medicine exposure will provide foundational experience in managing undifferentiated complaints, a range of acuities and refining your procedural skills. The Department of Emergency Medicine also supports UNTHSC student organizations including the Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG), Student Emergency Response Team (SERT) and simulation.


Faculty in the Department are available to provide emergency medicine advising to students, as well sharing expertise in emergency medicine, EMS and disaster medicine, remote, wilderness and flight medicine, systems of care, EM research, quality/safety, informatics and population health.