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Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum


We are happy to offer more detailed information on the EVMS Department of Emergency Medicine curriculum.

The first month (July) is considered an "orientation" month. All PGY-1 residents complete clinical shifts in the ED.  During July, a special introductory didactic and simulation series is presented.  PGY-1 residents complete a two-day introductory bedside ultrasound course, transition of care training, and procedural / resuscitation simulation courses.  Entering residents also complete Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider and an Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider courses during the month.  An Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider course is required for those residents not already certified.  

PGY-I includes:

  • Five months of Emergency Medicine
  • One month each of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical Intensive Care, Orthopedics, Trauma, 
       Anesthesia, and OB/Gyn
  • Two weeks each of Plastics and Otolaryngology

PGY-II includes:

  • Seven months of Emergency Medicine
  • One month each of Trauma, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care
  • Two weeks of ED Ultrasound
  • One week each of Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Sedation.

PGY-III includes:

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


Sample Schedule: EM Resident Sample Schedule - doc