Emergency Medicine

Residency Program Didactics

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The residency organizes more than four hours of didactics every week for the benefit of EM faculty and residents. Didactics are held each Wednesday morning and are a protected time from clinical duty for all EM residents to attend.

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 and systems fixes to improve patient care.  EM2 residents present Pediatric M&M cases at a multispecialty conference with the department of Pediatrics.  EM3 residents present adult M&M cases.

Core Curriculum

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 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 two years.

Emergency Medicine Resident Labs

Regular seminars to engage with specific aspects of emergency care.  Sessions include a yearly airway series, ultrasound labs, EMS and disaster simulation, a core simulation series, a critical procedures cadaver lab, and special training events.

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First Tuesday

A resident and Faculty member speaking in front of an audience in a casual restaurant setting.

A monthly gathering for Journal club, Critical Care club (Phi Trauma Rama), socialization, wellness, and other important topics that occurs in the evening on the first Tuesday of each month.  First Tuesday is held off campus, usually at a local restaurant or participants home. Time is protected from clinical activities so a majority of residents are able to attend.