The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
The Department of Emergency Medicine

Residency Program

The Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of urgent and emergent patients of all ages.

Life in Houston

Houston is America's fourth largest city -- a vibrant, diverse city of over 5,000,000 people. The city is in close proximity to the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the Texas Hill country, and the East Texas piney woods. Multiple lakes are nearby for recreational activities, such as camping, hiking, biking, sailing, running, and participation in the active running or triathlon clubs of the area. For detailed information about Houston including housing, education, cost of living, etc, check out The Greater Houston Partnership website and The Official Visitors Site for Houston.

From Forbes, July 2012

Houston Tops Our List Of America's Coolest Cities

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The city is home to one of the largest theater districts outside of Broadway in the United States. The Theater District — a 17-block area in the heart of downtown Houston — is home to Houston's eight world-class performing arts organizations, and the 130,000 square-foot Bayou Place entertainment complex contains restaurants, movies, plazas, and parks. Houston is one of only five cities in the United States with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines: opera, ballet, music, and theater. Houston also has an outstanding museum district located between the Medical Center and downtown, all connected by MetroRail, our light rail system.

Houston is also a place for sports lovers as it is the home to the Astros baseball team, the Houston Texans football team, the Houston Rockets basketball team, and many other semiprofessional and collegiate sports teams.

Houston is an easy travel destination, with Bush International Airport and Hobby airport providing travel services all over the world.

Our residents live throughout the metroplex and its suburbs. For more information on where to live, schools, and employment opportunities in the Houston area, please view the Useful Links page.