Residency Program


The residency organizes more than four hours of didactics every week for the benefit of EM faculty and residents. Didactics are held each Wednesday as follows:

  • 07:00 - Trauma Conference
  • 08:00 - M&M (three times per month)
  • 09:00 - Core lectures or EM guideline reviews
  • 10:00 - Core lectures, workshops or Senior Grand Rounds
  • 11:00 - Grand Rounds/combined conferences/chief resident meetings
In addition, residents are required to complete one hour per week of asynchronous learning, performed online using the AccessEmergency Medicine program.

Trauma Conference

A lively multidisciplinary conference in which the most challenging trauma cases are presented and various aspects of trauma management reviewed.

Emergency Department M&M Conference

All residents present interesting, unusual, or complicated cases of all types. Emergency Department staff and residents discuss diagnostic and treatment approaches, with an emphasis on an evidence-based approach.

Core Curriculum

Each week two one-hour lectures from the core curriculum in emergency medicine are presented by faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine as well as experts from other departments. The schedule ensures that all major areas of the core curriculum are covered in a two-year cycle.

Ten conference days a year are devoted exclusively to pediatric emergency medicine. The didactics are organized on a monthly block rotation schedule that repeats every 2 years.

Block Schedule

MonthYear 1Year 2
JulyNeurologyInfectious Diseases
SeptemberDerm/wound careHeme/Onc
OctoberEndocrine/metabolicGeneral/vascular surgery
FebruaryCritical careCritical care
MarchOperationsAnesthesia and pain management
MayENTEnvironmental emergencies

Emergency Medicine Resident Seminars

These conferences are specific to emergency medicine and are presented in small-group format. Examples of major categories covered during these sessions include EMS topics, procedural skills labs, administrative and medico-legal issues, base-station course, mock oral boards, simulation labs, and medical ethics.

Journal Club

Journal Club

Selected clinical questions are researched and the medical literature reviewed in an evidence based medicine format. The emphasis is on pertinence to the practice of emergency medicine and on study methodology. Residents develop skills required to critically review the medical literature. The ABEM Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) articles are also reviewed at journal club.