Each year, every resident is given $300 to spend on texts, journals, conferences, etc. for the benefit of your education.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting:
Each year, the Department sends all of our PGY-Is to the Annual SAEM Meeting. The Department pays for travel costs to and from the meeting, registration, and a stipend for hotel and meals. Attendance at this meeting provides our EM residents with exposure to cutting-edge research, new clinical information and a chance to interact with residents and faculty from other EM departments across the country.
The Department conducts a two-day Ultrasound Course for all of our PGY-I residents. Residents gain hands-on experience in the use of ultrasound in the Emergency Department (ED). Topics covered include Trauma FAST exam, Gallbladder, AAA, early pregnancy, cardiac and vascular access imaging. This course lays the ground work for both attendings and residents to attain a high level of confidence in using the ultrasound in the ED.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor Courses:
The Department will pay the registration fee for all PGY-I or PGY-II residents who successfully complete these courses.
Difficult Airway Course:
The program pays for each PGY-II resident to attend the nationally recognized Difficult Airway Course, sponsored by Dr. Ron Walls and associates. This 2-1/2 day, intensive course provides residents with superb didactic and hands-on experience in managing the difficult airway.