Emergency Medicine Residency Program

We use the Core Competencies to shape our curriculum and learning environment and the Milestones to measure our success as required by the ACGME.

Core Competencies include:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • System-based practice

The Milestones include 23 distinct categories that will define your progress through residency to independent practitioner.

Residents will participate in a comprehensive educational curriculum designed to cover the clinical content of emergency medicine, procedural competencies, ultrasonography, critical evaluation of the literature, research and wellness.

Special interest areas unique to Riverside Health System and members of the faculty will be included in the curriculum such as:

  • Rural medicine
  • ED administration
  • Palliative care
  • Tactical EMS
  • Medical education
  • Global health
  • Use of social media in medicine
  • Financial planning
  • Mental health disorders

Ample elective or selective time will be included in the schedule for individuals to explore these areas.

A dedicated research curriculum will give residents the skill and confidence to critically evaluate the literature, and to generate their own hypotheses suitable for study, presentation and publication. The residency will employ a newly constructed state-of-the-art simulation center to enhance critical care management, procedural competencies and patient safety.

Progression of responsibility for each year group will be accomplished with competency-based, PGY-specific goals and objectives with effectiveness reflected in the Milestones.

Progression to the next level of responsibility will be based upon:

  • Resident evaluations from all members of the health care team to include patients
  • Performance on weekly quizzes and standardized tests; the ABEM in-service examination
  • Passing a PGY-specific oral advancement board interview

All advancements for increased autonomy and responsibility will be approved by the Program Director after review by the Clinical Competency Committee.

Residents will be prepared to pass the ABEM certification exams (both oral and written) through:

  • A dedicated comprehensive curriculum
  • Practice written exam questions
  • Infusion of board-style questions into weekly didactics
  • Quarterly simulated practice oral board exams