SOURCE: Emergent Medical Associates

January 16, 2008 09:03 ET

USC and EMA Award James de la Torre, M.D. the 2008 EMA/USC Administrative Fellowship in Emergency Medicine

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - Emergent Medical Associates ("EMA") and the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Keck School of Medicine are proud to announce that they have awarded the Administrative Fellowship in Emergency Medicine for 2008 to Dr. James de la Torre. Dr. de la Torre is currently completing his residency in Emergency Medicine at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

"We are very excited to name Dr. de la Torre as the second EMA-USC Fellow. This year's group of candidates was outstanding. However, Dr. de la Torre was a clear stand out," said Dr. Scott Brewster, Medical Director at EMA. "He is an exceptional physician with the essential tools to be a future leader in Emergency Medicine."

"I am honored to be selected for the EMA-USC Administrative Fellowship," said Dr. de la Torre. "The fellowship will complement my clinical experience, give me an opportunity to gain more administrative and business experience and prepare me for an increasingly complex emergency medicine practice environment. I am looking forward to learning from the leadership team at EMA and exploring all the unique aspects of the fellowship."

Dr. de la Torre graduated from UCLA with a BS in Biochemistry and received his medical doctorate from Harvard University. He was awarded the SAEM excellence in EM for medical students. After completing medical school, Dr. de la Torre completed an internship in internal medicine at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center. Currently, he is completing his residency in EM at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. During residency he published a review article on coccidiomycosis for emedicine, presented and reviewed a trauma case on EM:RAP and is doing research on occult pneumothoraces. He is also an ACLS instructor and coordinates the journal club at L.A. County.

About the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Keck School of Medicine

The department is located at the LAC+USC Medical Center. This historic hospital, formerly known as County General Hospital, is home to one of the US' oldest and largest residency training programs for Emergency Physicians, dating back to 1971. It is now a PGII-IV program training 54 residents. The department is responsible for 400-500 patient visits daily.

About Emergent Medical Associates

EMA, headquartered in Manhattan Beach, CA, is a premier provider of physician staffing and practice management services for 14 Emergency Departments with an annual census of over 385,000 visits throughout Southern and Central California. Through its consulting division e-MSO, EMA exports best practices and innovative management techniques to hospitals and other ED groups, helping improve patient care and ensure contract security. EMA's proprietary techniques are patient-focused and targeted on improving the daily operations of Emergency Departments.

For more information on:

The ED Administrative Management Fellowship, visit http://www.ema.us/fellowship

EMA, visit http://www.ema.us

The Keck School of Medicine, visit http://www.usc.edu/schools/medicine/ksom.html

The USC Marshall School of Business and the Degree in Medical Management, visit http://www.marshall.usc.edu/mmm

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