Interest Series in Emergency Medicine
The Interest Series in Emergency Medicine (SEM) enable broad introductions and in-depth discussions of emergency medicine subspecialties and areas of specific interest. Instead of being presented in blocks like other portions of the didactic curriculum, these presentations and discussions are spread throughout the three years, because they generally do not require a specific progression. The last hour is set aside for either two 30-minute case reports by residents or faculty, or is used for preparation for the American Board of Emergency Medicine's written in-service examination.
The number preceding the series title is the number of lectures devoted to each topic over any given three years of residency training, though many supplement related material presented in the R1 orientation program and other portions of the three-year integrated curriculum. Many of the
academic and clinical faculty members have subspecialty certifications or intense interests in one or more of these topics, thus lending their extensive expertise to resident education.
- 3 Administrative Issues
- 12 Critical Care - interspersed on ICU months
- 18 Disaster Medicine
- 3 Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- 3 Ethical Issues
- 6 Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)
- 3 Forensic Emergency Medicine
- 9 Geriatric Emergency Medicine
- 6 Medical-Legal Issues
- 15 Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- 2 Preventive Medicine
- 3 Public Health
- 3 Specialty Services
- 16 Sports Medicine
- 3 Wellness Issues
- 3 Wilderness Medicine
Interspersed with the interest series are monthly conferences conducted by two of the four Chief Residents.
- 15 Morbidity & Mortality
- 15 Quality Improvement
The third Chief Resident conducts a review course for the annual American Board of Emergency Medicine's written in-service examination from December through February of each year. The fourth Chief Resident coordinates portions of the experiential curriculum.