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
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.
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.
Month 2011-2012 2012-2013 July Neurology Infectious Diseases August Cardiology Pulmonology September Derm/wound care Heme/Onc October Endocrine/metabolic General/vascular surgery November Radiology Ophthalmology December Psychiatry Renal/GU January Toxicology GI February Critical care Critical care March Operations Anesthesia and pain management April Orthopedics OB/gyn May ENT Environmental emergencies June Trauma/EMS Trauma/EMS
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.
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.