Curriculum

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)
4 1/2 months Adult EM (JPS)
1 month EM Ultrasound (JPS)
1 month Pediatric EM (CMC)
1 month Maternal Fetal (JPS)
1 month MICU (JPS)
1 month Trauma (JPS)
1/2 month Orthopedics (JPS)
1/2 month EMS (JPS)
1/2 month Cardiology (JPS)
7 months Adult EM (JPS)
1 month Pediatric EM (CMC)
1 month Toxicology
1 month SICU (JPS)
1 month MICU (JPS)
1 month Observation (JPS)
8 months Adult EM (JPS)
1 month EM Research (JPS)
1 month Pediatric EM (CMC)
1 month Observation (JPS)
1 month Elective (JPS)
 

Emergency Ultrasound

Residents will receive broad training in emergency (point-of-care) ultrasound during their residency. They will complete a one month rotation early in their internship, and then complete over 300 scans during residency. They will also have the opportunity to be involved in related research projects. Bedside ultrasound images are archived digitally to the patient's medical record, and residents receive quality assurance and feedback for their ultrasound scans. An Emergency Ultrasound fellowship will begin in 2016.