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Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum


We are happy to offer detailed information on the EVMS Department of Emergency Medicine curriculum and programs. Interested students are invited to learn more about qualifications and to apply for our residency.

For the first month (July), all PGY-I residents are in the Emergency Department. A special introductory lecture series is provided, as well as a suture lab, an introductory bedside Ultrasound course, and a base station course. The residents also complete a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider course and an Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider course during the month. An Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider course is required for those residents not already Provider-certified.

PGY-I includes:

  • 5 months of Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month each of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Intensive Care, Orthopedics, Trauma, 
       Anesthesia, and OB/Gyn
  • 2 weeks each of Plastics and Otolaryngology

PGY-II includes:

  • 7 months of Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month each of Trauma, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care
  • 2 weeks of ED Ultrasound
  • 1 week each of Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Sedation.

PGY-III includes:

  • 8 months of Emergency Medicine (a more intense experience with additional responsibilities)
  • 1 month each in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Elective, Medical Intensive Care and
       Emergency Medical Services/Emergency Department Administration