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The emergency medicine residency curriculum is based on twelve, 4-week blocks during each post-graduate year.  The curriculum is designed to provide residents with the necessary skills and knowledge to practice effectively in any Emergency Department. 

The PGY-1 year is designed to give incoming residents a broad knowledge base and a foundation in core Emergency Medicine clinical skills. 

In the PGY-2 year, residents assume more leadership and patient care responsibility. This is achieved through an increased number of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine months.  Residents are also encouraged to develop more advanced procedural skills and to learn to manage multiple high acuity patients. 

PGY-3 residents take an active role in overseeing the Emergency Department flow as well as supervising PGY-1 and 2 residents.  They also lead weekly case conference and provide laboratory instruction to rotating medical students. Senior residents explore their personal interests during 2 months of electives. This includes rotations in global health, wilderness medicine, ultrasound, EMS, toxicology and a wide variety of EM related topics.

PGY-1 Year

Emergency Medicine 23 weeks

Pediatric Emergency Medicine 4 weeks

Anesthesia 2 weeks

Medical ICU 6 weeks

OB / GYN 4 weeks

Trauma Surgery 5 weeks

Ultrasound 4 weeks


PGY-2 Year  

Emergency Medicine 28 weeks

Pediatric Emergency Medicine 4 weeks

MICU  4 weeks

Pediatric ICU 4 weeks

Trauma Surgery 8 weeks

PGY-3 Year  

Emergency Medicine 24 weeks

Pediatric Emergency Medicine  8 weeks

EMS / ED Administration 4 weeks

Medical/Surgical ICU 4 weeks

Trauma Surgery 2 weeks

Elective 8 weeks


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