Mission, Vision and Values

Mission—Why we’re here:

  • To educate, mentor and inspire the next generation of humanistic emergency physicians to excel in any clinical setting and prepare them as leaders in Emergency Medicine.

Vision—Where we’re headed:

  • Our goal is to be a world-class emergency residency program which educates
    outstanding emergency physicians; contributes to the future practice of emergency medicine through innovative education, research, advocacy and quality improvement; and focuses on justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and social determinants of health.

Values—How we act:


  • Promote a positive, supportive, and inclusive team atmosphere where students, residents, fellows, PAs, faculty and administrative personnel can work, learn, educate and deliver state-of-the-art care in a safe work environment.
  • Focus on wellness and the importance of a healthy work-life continuum both during residency and throughout careers.
  • Foster collaborative relationships among our hospital and educational partners with an emphasis on emergency-medicine-focused goals and objectives.


  • Recruit diverse, motivated, and humanistic applicants who will foster our culture of collaborative, team-based care and be engaged contributors to the Regions Hospital Emergency Medicine Department, HealthPartners Institute, University of Minnesota Medical School and our community.
  • Aim to improve the health of our population, the clinical and patient experience, and the affordability of patient-centered care.
  • Strive to understand, learn, integrate into the community we have the privilege and responsibility of serving.


  • Offer innovative weekly didactics in an engaging and positive learning environment, encompassing a variety of formats including faculty lectures, resident presentations, small group discussions, and simulation cases.
  • Provide early clinical exposure to airway management, critically-ill patients, and resuscitative procedures, which allows skill progression such that senior-level residents teach and supervise junior-level residents.
  • Aim to exceed all ACGME standards while prioritizing a resident-centered education.


  • Advise and mentor residents to obtain post-residency positions through individualized pathways, early exposure to subspecialty areas, and options for clinical experience at academic, urban, suburban, and rural/critical access locations.
  • Encourage resident involvement in operations, administration, technology, advocacy, ethics, and quality as part of our curriculum.


  • Remain a dynamic residency through transparent bi-directional feedback mechanisms where residents are involved in strategic planning and curriculum development.
  • Participate in medical education by offering a robust undergraduate student clerkship and expanding our platform to include multidisciplinary learners such as nursing students, PA students and post-graduate fellowships.
  • Be humble, respectful, active members of the national emergency medicine residency network through involvement in CORD, SAEM, AAEM and ACEP.

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