Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum

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

Block 1 (July) for PGY-1 is considered an "orientation" block. A special introductory team-based learning 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. In addition, entering residents 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.  In addition, PGY-1 residents complete introductory clinical shifts in the ED.  

PGY-I includes:

  • Six blocks of Emergency Medicine
  • One block each of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • One block of Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
  • One block of Trauma 
  • One block Anesthesia/Ultrasound
  • One block of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Peds-EM)
  • One block of Orthopedics
  • One block of OB/Gyn

PGY-II includes:

  • Nice blocks of Emergency Medicine with integrated Peds-EM shifts
  • One block each of MICU
  • One block of Trauma
  • Two weeks of Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
  • One week of Advanced ED Ultrasound
  • Two weeks of Pediatric Anesthesia
  • One week of Pediatric Sedation

PGY-III includes:

  • Nine blocks of Emergency Medicine with integrated Peds EM shifts
  • One block of ED-based critical care rotation (R.E.S.T.)
  • One block of MICU
  • One block of Emergency Medical Services / Emergency Department Administration
  • One block of Elective (residents' choice)


PGY Block Breakdowns