As a resident in the EVMS Department of Emergency Medicine, you will find many opportunities to participate in departmental activities.
- Held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except for July)
- Two and one half hours are dedicated to didactics given by EM faculty, residents or guest lectures.
- Two hours are dedicated to simulation experiences.
- One half hour is devoted to miscellaneous topics including interdepartmental QA sessions, M&M, mock in-training exams and resident team-building exercises.
- Lunch is provided at all Grand Rounds.
On Grand Rounds days, residents spend time in the Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning. The simulation facilities are world-class and allow the resident to reinforce EM procedural and resuscitation experience including difficult airway management, invasive procedures, pediatric, cardiac and trauma resuscitation.
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 is usually an area restaurant or attraction (American Go-Karting, Ropes Course, paintball). Evidence-based medicine is taught and used to review the medical literature. Dinner is provided.
Mock Oral Board Exams
Mock oral exams are held four to six times each year. Oral exams are administered by EM faculty and are conducted in a fashion similar to those administered by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Four core faculty currently serve as ABEM Oral examiners.