Curriculum Overview

Residents spend a generous amount of time in the Emergency Department over the three year clinical curriculum. Residents also rotate on services that compliment core education requirements and enhance skills expected of Emergency Physicians practicing in the 21st century. An emphasis is placed on effective critical care management skills development.

Most of the clinical curriculum devoted to the Adult population will occur at John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS). The clinical curriculum specific to the Pediatric population will take place at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (CMC) which is located about 49 miles east of JPS and conveniently accessed via Trinity Rail Express which stops immediately across from CMC.

PGY1  PGY2  PGY3 
1 month EM Orientation (JPS)
3 months Adult EM (JPS)
1 month EM Skills (JPS)
1 month Pediatric EM (CMC)
1 month NICU (JPS)
1 month MICU (JPS)
1month Trauma (JPS)
1 month Orthopedics (JPS)
1 month L&D (JPS)
1 month Cardiology (JPS)
7 months Adult EM (JPS)
1 month Pediatric EM (CMC)
1 month Toxicology
1 month Trauma/SICU (JPS)
1 month ICU Selective (JPS)
1 month Elective (JPS)
8 months Adult EM (JPS)
1 month EM Research (JPS)
1 month PICU (CMC)
1 month Trauma (JPS)
1 month Elective (JPS)
 

Note that EM Administration and EMS are longitudinal experiences covering the entire three year curriculum rather than block rotations.

A PGY3 longitudinal experience is planned to provide additional Pediatric Emergency Medicine clinical time at CMC as well.