Emergency Medicine Curriculum
All first-year residents spend the month of July in the Emergency Department. A special introductory lecture series is given during this month. The remainder of the first year provides residents with a broad exposure to a variety of medical disciplines. Residents develop a strong clinical background in critical care, anesthesiology, trauma surgery, and obstetrics. The second and third years provide residents with increasing clinical responsibility during their blocks of emergency medicine. Didactic conferences are held every Thursday morning. Journal clubs are held off-campus every month.
In the intern year, adult ED months include approximately seventeen 12-hour shifts. ED rotations in second and third year cover both adult and pediatric emergency departments, with approximately seventeen 10-hour shifts per month in the second year, and sixteen to seventeen 10-hour shifts per month in the third year.