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  • Curriculum

    Until this year, our program was a 4 year (PGY 1-4) curriculum. Effective for the incoming class of July 1, 2015, we have switched to a 3-year (PGY 1-3) curriculum. Much thought went into this change and preparations have been made to ensure a smooth transition. A major benefit of the 4-year curriculum was the ability to spend a significant amount of time exploring a chosen sub-specialty of emergency medicine. While all new residents will still receive elective time to explore areas of interest to them, some of that time has obviously been eliminated. To ensure that all residents still have the opportunity to further their training, in conjunction with our switch to a 3-year format, we have established fellowships in: EMS, Research, Sports Medicine, and Ultrasound. Furthermore, we are currently developing fellowships in Education, Pediatric EM, and Simulation. This is an exciting time for our program, and we invite you to be a part of it.

    Didactics

    Didactics have been carefully constructed around the core content for emergency medicine. Formal conferences are held for 4 hours on Thursday mornings. Conferences include: Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality, Trauma, Core Topics, Journal Club and Specialty Conference. Every week has assigned readings in Tintinalli's corresponding to lectures. At the end of Thursday conference, residents take a quiz which complements the reading material and lectures.

    Residents are expected to develop teaching skills at the bedside and in lectures for Core Topics Conference. Residents also present case follow-ups and participate in CPC cases with their faculty advisor.

    Rotations

    The adult emergency department (AED) treats approximately 70,000 patients annually, and includes patients of diverse ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds. A robust mix of pathology is encountered. Obviously, the majority of the resident’s time is spent in the AED. The remaining curriculum encompasses selected rotations relevant to emergency care. Residents on these rotations function as full members on the given service and are extended the appropriate patient care responsibilities. These rotations not only complement and expand emergency department training but also provide exposure to the extended care of patients.

    PGY-1 PGY-2
    EM - 5 months EM - 9 months
    Pediatric EM - 1 month Pediatric EM - 1 month
    Cardiology - 1 month SICU - 1 month
    Orientation - 1 month Elective - 2 weeks
    MICU - 1 month Administration - 2 weeks 
    NSICU - 1 month Vacation - 3 weeks
    OB - 2 weeks  
    Ortho - 2 weeks  
    Anesthesia - 2 weeks  
    Ultrasound - 2 weeks  
    Vacation - 3 weeks  

     

    PGY-3  
    EM - 9 months  
    Pediatric EM - 1 month  
    PICU - 1 month  
    Toxicology - 2 weeks  
    Elective - 2 weeks  
    Vacation - 3 weeks