As a resident with the Department of Emergency Medicine, you will find many opportunities to participate in departmental activities.
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekly resident conference is held in our dedicated classroom. Four hours each week is dedicated to lectures by EM faculty, EM residents or faculty from other Departments. In addition, there is a half-hour lunch (provided) and a half-hour is devoted to Tintinalli Study Guide review: residents quiz each other on that week's reading. During the course of the year, the entire Study Guide is reviewed.
The last Thursday of each month residents are put through our simulation lab. The simulation lab provides EM residents the opportunity to refine their skills in difficult airway management, invasive procedures, and pediatric, cardiac and trauma resuscitation. Residents are able to choose between a morning or afternoon session with lunch provided between the two sessions.
Journal Club (JC) is conducted the last Monday of each month (except December and June). Usually from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the location of the JC alternates between the home of a faculty member or resident and an area restaurant. Evidence- based medicine criteria are used to evaluate the literature. Dinner is provided.
Mock Oral Board Exams
Four to six times each year, EM faculty conduct mock oral board exams for the benefit of the residents. These exams are conducted just like those administered by the American Board of Emergency Medicine for board certification. The resident gains valuable experience in this type of testing format.