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
Residents are issued iPads and use these as their Personal Learning Centers. Innovative Apps and resources are integrated into the curriculum to emphasize evidenced based medicine and patient centered care. Weekly sessions are conducted centered around online education and Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) discussing cutting edge literature and topics in EM.
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: 16 Shifts (mix of 10s & 12s)
PGY3s: 15 shifts (mix of 10s & 12s)
Elective rotations are a great way to experience healthcare in another setting. There are many other types of Health Care Systems around the globe. Aren’t you curious how other countries do things? During your residency program you will be encouraged to take the global view of medicine.
The elective rotations will be used to pursue a sub-area of EM that is of interest to you. You can use this time to do a rotation in a subject you are considering a Fellowship.
Do you want to delve deep into your own personality and see what you are made of? Would you like to give back to the communities that have made it possible for us to learn and practice medicine? Would you like to be exposed to a world leader in EM or to the underserved communities of our planet?
We have many contacts around the globe and you will have the opportunity to be placed where you will be able to grow in your practice of emergency medicine and may be also discover a little about yourself!