Nationally Recognized Curriculum

Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Residency Program

Christiana Care’s combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Residency Program brings together the best elements of two innovative, rigorous programs. Residents gain experience in general emergency care, general medicine, observation medicine, intensive care and/or subspecialty care.

The Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine residency combines the best elements of our nationally recognized Emergency and Internal Medicine residency programs. Residents gain a unique experience in both inpatient and outpatient practice.

Highlights of the current curriculum include:

  • Strong academic curriculum with extensive experience in the Emergency Department.
  • Staff interacts closely with all other clinical departments and with county and state emergency networks.
  • Four-week orientation, including lectures, procedure labs and a limited number of Emergency Department shifts.
  • Daily morning report for all residents, including monthly mock-oral boards cases.
  • Monthly ultrasound conference.
  • Monthly orthopedic conference facilitated by the chair or the orthopedics department.
  • Monthly M&M and 72 hour return review conferences.
  • Various multidisciplinary conferences with the trauma team, intensive care team, cardiology, and internal medicine.
  • Critical Care Conference quarterly with the intensive care team.
  • Patient Follow-Up conference where follow-up cases are reviewed in a small-group format.
  • Integrated, longitudinal simulation curriculum to further develop procedural skills and leadership skills.

Orientation

A unique feature of Christiana Care’s Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine residency is the month-long orientation for new interns. Orientation includes:

  • Lectures.
  • Procedure labs.
  • Limited number of Emergency Department shifts.
  • Orientation to the hospital system and ED process.
  • Social activities to build greater relationships and team identity.

Sample schedule

Sample block schedule for Christiana Care Emergency/Internal Medicine Residency Program

Sample block schedule for Christiana Care Emergency/Internal Medicine Residency Program