An emergency department in an academic medical center has an important educational role in training the next generation of emergency medicine doctors. There are at least two measures of how well it is doing. The first is how desirable the program is viewed by potential residents. The second is how well those residents do in their annual examinations.
Here is the trend in our place. Each year we admit about a dozen residents. Note the growth in applicants year to year in the top chart.
And the chart underneath shows their performance on the standardized examination. Nicely above average year after year for all three classes of residents.