Residency Director

Sorabh Khandelwal, MD

Sorabh Khandelwal, MD, FACEP

Professor and Residency Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Choosing the right emergency medicine training program is one of the most important decisions you will make. Our program offers a comprehensive education within a nurturing environment. Through our resident selection process, we look for highly motivated candidates who will become leaders in Emergency Medicine.
Our residents learn from a diverse group of faculty educators, many of whom have received local and national awards for research, clinical care and education. Significant time and resources have gone into producing an optimal learning environment. We have built our conferences around sound educational principles like active learning. We have also introduced a coaching program to help motivate residents reach their maximum potential.
Our overall goal is to produce self-directed lifelong learners who are phenomenal clinical practitioners. The primary mode of information sharing is through small group sessions led by senior residents and faculty. There is a strong focus on improving clinical reasoning skills as well as gaining comfort with reading medical literature and practicing EBM. Integrated in this learning experience are high-fidelity simulation exercises and procedural training sessions that occur as part of our conference schedule. There are joint conferences with many departments such as Cardiology, IM, Psychiatry and Trauma Surgery enhancing resident education.
Our residents will hone their skills in a new 110-bed ED complete with a state-of-the-art observation center and a comprehensive section devoted to the emergent care of cancer patients. Ohio State serves as both a local hospital and regional referral center; consequently, our residents are exposed to a wide variety of patient cases and a patient population with high acuity. Exposure to children is through our sister hospital, nationally renowned Nationwide Children's Hospital where our residents are supervised by board certified pediatric emergency physicians. Our residents receive excellent training in trauma and critical care through experiences at Ohio State and our community partners.
Residents are encouraged to participate in research. Our Department of Emergency Medicine has gained international acclaim for scientific research, especially in the area of cardiac resuscitation and ultrasound application and education. In addition, we collaborate with specialists in other disciplines in the conduction of a variety of clinical studies. Faculty research interests are varied and include EMS, ultrasound, education, infectious disease, clinical operations and geriatrics.
Our program, through the comprehensive and individualized training offered, hopes to graduate emergency physicians with a strong personal identity, who are self-directed lifelong learners, who are resilient and thoughtful, who are excellent clinicians with advanced clinical reasoning skills, and most importantly, who are committed to making a difference in the world.

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