Curriculum Schedule & Rotations

Didactics

There will be 5 hours of protected conference time per week. The faculty will cover the Emergency Department so you can attend conference! The didactic curriculum will repeat on an 18-month cycle, so each resident will have all content presented to them twice during the course of their residency. We will use many models of interactive learning including problem-based learning, small-group sessions, simulation, written board review, oral board review, assigned educator roles, as well as, traditional lectures. We also will be incorporating newer FOAMEd (Free Open Access Medical Education) resources for home study and asynchronous learning models. Each resident will be provided with an iPAD Pro for home-use and bedside medical applications.

All residents receive Rosh Review and the Difficult Airway Course yearly. In addition, residents receive targeted education each year to help them grow into expert clinicians:

  • Our incoming PGY-1s go through our Intern Bootcamp in July where they are brought up to speed on the critical patient workups and procedures needed to excel in a high acuity emergency department. While all residents receive training on ACLS, ATLS, and PALs, our interns also go to the Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) course in Orlando which was started for the first time in FL in over 5 years with our inaugural class.
  • Our PGY-2s go through small group teaching with attendings at conference to prepare them for oral board cases. In order to prepare for PGY-3, each resident goes through the Premier EKG Workshop. They also all go to Symposium By the Sea which is the FCEP annual conference.
  • Our PGY-3s receive lessons on how to teach junior residents and medical students. As the year progresses, there is targeted education on transitioning to practice. They also receive PEER IX, a board prep course, and the famous 5 day CME cruise. Finally, all our PGY-3s go to ACEP!

Shift Length

  Shift Total/Month
PGY-1 19
PGY-2 18
PGY-3 17
  • PGY-1 work primarily 10-hour shifts with 8-hour shifts and 12-hour shifts mixed in
  • PGY-2s and PGY-3s work primarily 8-hour shifts with one additional hour of overlap for signing out patients with 10-hour shifts and 12-hour shifts mixed in.

PGY-1

Rotation Duration
Emergency Medicine 6 Months
*Trauma 1 Month
MICU/CVICU 1 Month
OB/GYN 1 Month
Orthopedics 1 Month
Anesthesia/US 1 Month
**Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1 Month

PGY-2

Rotation Duration
Emergency Medicine 7 Months
*Trauma 1 Month
MICU/CVICU 1 Month
**Pediatric Emergency Department 1 Month
**PICU 1 Month
EMS 1 Month

PGY-3

Rotation Duration
Emergency Medicine 7 Months
*Trauma 1 Month
MICU/CVICU 1 Month
**Pediatric Emergency Department 1 Month
EM Elective 1 Month
EM Selective: Administration, Research or Teaching 1 Month

* Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL – Residents will have an apartment funded by the residency

** Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, FL – Residents will have an apartment funded by the residency