Emergency Medicine

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Curriculum

The Emergency Medicine Residency program consists of 13 four-week blocks, which provide a uniform experience in each clinical rotation and eliminate confusion about change-over dates, affording an additional training block each year. The first year of this program places heavy emphasis on the most critically ill patients. Multiple intensive care months allow for excellent training in procedures and resuscitations, ensuring that all first-year residents are competent and confident when advancing to upper-level resident status.

Both second- and third-year upper-level residents function as scheduling equals in the emergency medicine categorical residency program. This allows for residents to care for the sickest patients in the emergency department for two full years with different levels of faculty guidance through each year. During the third year of training, residents have teaching shifts in which they serve as the initial staff for medical students, physician assistant students and off-service interns.

The didactic responsibility of emergency medicine residents is participation in a core lecture series, which is designed to repeat every two years with critical topics repeated annually. Each block includes a session in which each residency class meets separately to allow an entire peer group to assemble for topics of interest relative to their level of training.

Block Schedule of Rotations

Year 1Blocks
ED Orientation1
Methodist Hospital ED2.25
Eskenazi Hospital ED2
Trauma ICU1
Adult ICU1
Pulmonary ICU1
Cardiology inpatient1
Riley Pediatric ED1
OB/GYN0.75
ED Ultrasonography0.5
Anesthesiology0.5
Medical Toxicology1
Year 2Blocks
Methodist Hospital ED4
Eskenazi Hospital ED4
Orthopedics1
Adult ICU1
Riley Pediatrics ICU1
Admin/EMS/Research1
Elective1
Year 3Blocks
Methodist Hospital ED*4.5
Eskenazi Hospital ED*4.5
Riley Pediatrics ICU/IUH North NICU1
Pediatric Anesthesia1
Elective2
Typical Electives
UltrasoundPalliative Care
DermatologyGlobal Health
Disaster medicineMotor Sports
Aeromedical Pre-hospital CareSimulation
ResuscitationRadiology
Advanced ToxicologyResearch
Infectious DiseaseRehabilitation
Physical Therapy in the EDNephrology
Others (upon request)