Residency Curriculum


Change-of-shift Teaching Rounds: senior residents have daily teaching opportunities at departmental clinical rounds.

Asynchronous Learning: video recorded conferences are available for online viewing with an interactive question and answer option. We also provide one hour of online learning for residents each week in place of in-person lectures.

Simulation: residents participate in monthly sessions at the BIDMC Shapiro Simulation Center. These skills sessions emphasize high acuity cases, team work and communication, and are designed to complement the core curriculum.

Procedural Skills Lab: series of airway, suture and wound care labs

Ultrasound Lab: hands-on ultrasound sessions with a focus on bedside cardiac and FAST exams

Follow-up Conference: presented by first year residents and designed to investigate the impact of interventions and treatment plan on patient outcome.

Morbidity & Mortality: weekly conference during which time clinical cases are analyzed, allowing participants to propose solutions to clinical problems and discuss alternative management strategies.

Grand Rounds: monthly lecture focused primarily on current areas of controversy or research in Emergency Medicine and are given by speakers with nationally recognized expertise.

Seminars: bimonthly lecture designed to cover the core content in Emergency Medicine and to provide problem-based learning and active participation in order to facilitate retention and comprehension of material.

Research Conference: monthly conference to review resident research proposals and for residents to practice their presentations prior to regional or national meetings.

Journal Club: review of literature on a selected topic with a concentration on content and methodology.

National In-Service Exam: curriculum and practice testing to promote success for the American Board of Emergency Medicine Exam.

Oral Boards Case Prep: faculty members proctor oral boards case simulations throughout the year in order to prepare residents for the American Board of Emergency Medicine Oral Exam.