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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 have been carefully constructed around the core content for emergency medicine & recent resident performance on the in-service training exam (ITE). Formal conferences are held for 4 hours on Thursday mornings, to include Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality, Trauma, Core Topics, monthly joint conference with Neurology & Pediatrics, biannual joint conference with Family Medicine, Business in Medicine lectures, and Specialty Conference. Every week has assigned readings in Tintinalli's corresponding to lectures. 

    Residents are expected to develop teaching skills at the bedside and in lectures for Core Topics Conference. PGY1 residents present a 30-minute problem-based case; PGY2 residents work with a faculty advisor to develop a 45-minute Clinical-Pathological Case (CPC); finally, PGY3s, PGY4s, & faculty members present 30-minute core topic lectures using the TINTINALLI'S text as a springboard for understanding.


    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.

    EM - 5 monthsEM - 9 months
    Pediatric EM - 1 monthPediatric EM - 1 month
    Cardiology - 1 monthSICU - 1 month
    Orientation - 1 monthElective - 2 weeks
    MICU - 1 monthAdministration - 2 weeks 
    NSICU - 1 monthVacation - 3 weeks
    OB - 2 weeks 
    Ortho - 2 weeks 
    Anesthesia - 2 weeks 
    Ultrasound - 2 weeks 
    Vacation - 3 weeks 


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