One of the benefits of being a newer program is the ability to make a cutting edge curriculum using the latest educational ideas and theories.
Our aim is to provide an outstanding education in Emergency Medicine. Sounds simple? This is our greatest challenge. How will we achieve it?
We strongly believe that the resident is at a time in their career when they are most likely to be passionate about Emergency Medicine and to be able to make the most of their own special talents and skills. We aim to provide the resident with the tools they need to begin the life long journey of learning in Emergency Medicine.
We will empower them to be responsible for their own education and teach them the skills they will need for the rest of their professional life to continue their quest to be up to date and knowledgeable in EM.
Life Long Learners are aware of all available resources and we provide education on how best to filter these resources and apply them.
The didactic curriculum occurs on an 18 month repeating schedule, ie. the resident receives the didactic curriculum twice during their 3 year program.
There are a minimal number of lecture type sessions with the majority being discussions in small groups and interactive learning sessions, including monthly simulation sessions in our cutting-edge UCF Simulation Center and an annual Cadaver Procedure session.
We are committed to provide an interactive and stimulating didactic experience. Modalities used include:
- Problem Based Learning
- Evidence Based Learning
- Computer Based Learning
Subjects that help the Science of Emergency Medicine become an Art!!
They are taught across the 3 year curriculum:
- QI/Patient Safety
- Informatics and Evidence Based Medicine
- Resident Wellness
Emergency Department Shifts per block:
PGY1s: 17 Shifts (12 hours)
PGY2s: 18 Shifts (9 hours – 8 hours with 1 hour overlap, 12 hour weekends)
PGY3s: 17 shifts (9 hours – 8 hours with 1 hour overlap, 12 hour weekends)
Chiefs: 16 shifts (9 hours – 8 hours with 1 hour overlap, 12 hour weekends)