Every Thursday our residents attend our 5-hour educational conference. This time is spent using a variety of educational modalities including small groups, SIM sessions, and high-yield lectures. We use the [Foundations of Emergency Medicine curriculum] which covers core content in small group, case-based settings. This approach is widely loved by our residents and provides valuable training for the oral boards. Other recurring events during Thursday conference include our monthly orthopedic lecture series, interdisciplinary rounds, sim sessions, CPCs, grand rounds speakers, and M&Ms. In addition, there is a weekly conference on Friday’s with rotating topics from ED Radiology to advanced cases in our Simulation Lab.
Senior residents spend one month as a designated teaching resident in the Emergency Department, providing guidance and bedside teaching to rotating medical students and junior residents.
Our Culture of Coaching
Most importantly, however, is our culture of on-shift teaching and feedback (“culture of coaching”) which allows our residents to have valuable learning opportunities on every shift. Our residents develop close working relationships with our friendly and enthusiastic faculty in a setting where mentorship and teamwork are paramount, and residents have a nearly one-to-one ratio with faculty mentors.