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.


1 month EM Orientation (JPS)
5 months Adult EM (JPS)
1 month EM Skills (JPS)
1 month Pediatric EM (CMC)
1 month MICU (JPS)
1 month Trauma (JPS)
1/2 month Cardiology (JPS)
1/2 month Orthopedics (JPS)
1/2 month EMS (JPS)
1 month L&D/NICU(JPS)

8 months Adult EM (JPS)
1 month Pediatric EM (CMC)
1 month Toxicology
1 month STICU (JPS)
1 month MICU (JPS)
1 month CDU/Research (JPS)

9 months Adult EM (JPS)
1 month Pediatric EM (CMC)
1 month Research (JPS)
1 month CDU/Admin (JPS)
1 month Elective (JPS)


PGY2 and PGY3 longitudinal experiences provide additional Pediatric Emergency Medicine clinical time at CMC.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The EMS experience will include a broad overview of the pre-hospital environment to include ambulance ride-outs, supervisor shadowing, and medical command among other activities. JPS is a medical command base station and all Residents will gain this experience during the three year curriculum with Senior Residents providing direction to the local EMS units. Additional elective EMS time is available to Residents with an interest in EMS Fellowship and/or postgraduate EMS Medical Directorship.

Emergency Ultrasound (US)

Residents will receive broad training in emergency (point-of-care) ultrasound during their residency. They will complete a one month rotation early during the intern year placing them on track to log over 300 scans during their entire residency experience. They will also have the opportunity to be involved in related research projects. Bedside US images are archived digitally into patient medical records. Residents receive quality assurance feedback regarding technical and interpretive skills. An Emergency Ultrasound fellowship is planned for academic year 2016-2017 rollout.