Our curriculum was built partly on ACGME requirements and partly on our residents' feedback. The faculty and program staff are very responsive and open to any suggestions that we have during our month to month experiences. We have biannual in-person reviews with a faculty member to assess our progress, as well as faculty and peer reviews online. We use Amion for scheduling and MyEvaluations for procedure logs and formative feedback. We have weekly didactics on Wednesdays with one week every month consisting of simulation and procedural practice. Wednesday from 7:30am to 12:30pm is considered protected time, regardless of the rotation you are on.
Our shifts in the ED are 10 hours long, with the last hour of the shift to be spent dispositioning patients and finishing up notes. Interns work 21 shifts per month when in the department, and we never work more than 6 days in a row when in the ED. Second years work 19 shifts, and third years work 18 shifts. Ultrasound training is built into the Anesthesia month during the first year (intubations in the morning, US in the afternoon). Our EMR is Epic, and with the help of Dragon we can dictate while charting. We use QPath Software to allow our faculty to view and evaluate our ultrasound scans.
The program provides Rosh Review, PEER, HIPPO EM, EMRAP, and ACEP/EMRA membership at no cost to our residents, so you do not have to spend your educational stipend on these! We also have full access to electronic resources through the hospital for research and studying.
The year is divided into 13 4-week blocks.