One of the benefits to being a newer program is the ability to continuously innovate and adapt a cutting-edge curriculum using the latest, evidence-based educational 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 lifelong 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 remain up-to-date and knowledgeable in EM.

Lifelong Learners are aware of all available resources, and we provide education on how best to filter these resources and apply them.

Conference Schedule

The didactic curriculum occurs on an 18-month repeating schedule, so that the resident receives the didactic curriculum twice during their 3-year program. 

The curriculum covers the breadth of the Model of Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine and is aimed to develop competent, skilled, empathic, and well-rounded EM physicians. Our residents are prepared to provide the highest quality care for their patients and perform well on the ABEM Qualifying and Oral examinations.

We practice the scholarship of teaching and learning, utilizing an evidence-based approach to resident education.  Gone are the days of boring lectures and unilateral information exchange.  We realize the importance of learner-centered education and utilize interactive learning modalities with team-based learning, small group discussions, and breakout sessions, as well as monthly simulation sessions in our cutting-edge UCF Simulation Center and an annual Cadaver Procedure session.

We are committed to providing an interactive and stimulating didactic experience.  Modalities used include:

  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Case-Based Learning
  • Team-Based Learning
  • Gamification
  • Simulation
  • Online, asynchronous, and highly interactive instruction

And more…

Longitudinal Curriculum 

Subjects that help the Science of Emergency Medicine become an Art! 

These longitudinal curricular themes are taught across the 3-year curriculum: 

Core Emergency Medicine

  • EM Model
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Ultrasound
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Simulation

Health Systems Sciences

  • Medical Education and Training
  • Healthcare Delivery Models
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Population Health
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Ethics and Professionalism

Professional and Career Development

  • Transition to Practice
  • Wellness & Resiliency
  • Informatics and Evidence Based Medicine
  • Research
  • Administration
  • Organized Medicine and Advocacy
  • Wealth Management 

We utilize a diverse core and clinical faculty with varying niches and expertise across the broad field of emergency medicine. Our educators are nationally recognized in medical education, research, ultrasound, EMS, simulation, DEI, career development, organized medicine and advocacy, informatics, and evidence-based medicine, and much more. We also have developed a broad network of internationally recognized experts in EM to provide regular grand rounds sessions on varying topics within our specialty.

Resident Rotations

*PEM/PICU rotations at Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando 

Emergency Department Shifts (including Longitudinal PEM) per block:

PGY1s: 18 Shifts (9 hours – 8 hours with 1 hour overlap & 12 hours weekends)  

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: 15-16 shifts (9 hours – 8 hours with 1 hour overlap, 12 hour weekends)