Conferences and Teaching

Emergency / Family Medicine Residency Program

Learning and Teaching Opportunities

The combined Emergency Medicine/Family Medicine Residency Program offers a balanced curriculum with equal time spent between both family and emergency medicine starting immediately in the first year.

The program places a strong importance on academics, as well as on the extensive practical experience in the Emergency Department and the family medicine ambulatory care and inpatient service.

Each department has mandatory weekly educational conferences, and residents are excused from clinical duties in order to attend unless covering specific inpatient responsibilities such as the ICU and family medicine inpatient service.

In addition to weekly conference, there are also numerous opportunities for didactics, evidence-based literature review, M&Ms, and journal clubs. Residents also have learning opportunities at the cadaver lab at the University of Maryland. Additionally, there are numerous sessions at the Virtual Education and Simulation Training (VEST) Center, which is an on-site simulation lab that includes a fully outfitted trauma bay, intensive care unit room, operating room and standardized patient rooms. Learn more about our VEST Center here.

There are also ample board-review sessions and grand rounds featuring both local and visiting professors of national and international reputation.

Our combined program integrates what would otherwise be six years of learning into an intensive five-year program but still affords enough flexibility so that education is not overtaken by clinical demands.

Residents have the opportunity to further broaden their knowledge and experience by attending local and national conferences, research and quality-improvement projects, and through contributions to prestigious medical publications and computer software. Every resident receives a generous annual stipend to help cover the costs of books, travel to conferences, technology, professional membership dues, boards and licensure exams. Residents also receive several study aids provided by both EM and FM programs, including EM Coach, New England Journal of Medicine online courses, and Johns Hopkins pediatric and internal medicine courses.

All residents are encouraged to publish one professional paper during their residency and must complete at least one scholarly activity before graduating from the program.