Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to provide residents with the experience and education needed to master the foundation of emergency medicine and to care for critically ill and injured patients. We prepare our residents to work in any environment. We strive to help our residents develop leaderships and teaching skills to become leaders in our field.

  • PGY 1 Curriculum 
    • Emergency Medicine: 18 weeks
    • Peds Emergency Medicine (St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children): 3 weeks
    • Trauma/ SICU: 4 weeks
    • MICU: 4 weeks
    • CCU: 4 weeks
    • OB/GYN: 4 weeks
    • Anesthesia: 3 weeks
    • Radiology: 2 weeks
    • Toxicology: 2 weeks
    • Intern orientation (simulation, lab, intern curriculum): 4 weeks
    • Vacation: 4 weeks
  • PGY2 Curriculum 
    • Emergency Medicine: 26 weeks
    • Emergency Medicine (at our community hospital): 4 weeks
    • MICU: 4 weeks
    • NICU: 4 weeks
    • Ultrasound: 2 weeks
    • Orthopedics: 2 weeks
    • Neurology: 2 weeks
    • ENT: 1.5 weeks
    • Ophthalmology: 1.5 weeks
    • Lab week: 1 week
    • Vacation: 4 weeks
  • PGY3 Curriculum
    • Emergency Medicine: 22 weeks
    • Emergency Medicine (at our community hospital): 4 weeks
    • Peds Emergency Medicine (CHOP): 4 weeks
    • PICU (CHOP): 4 weeks
    • Burn ICU (Temple): 4 weeks
    • Toxicology: 2 weeks (elective time if toxicology completed as PGY1)
    • Scholars: 2.5 weeks
    • EMS: 2.5 weeks
    • Elective: 2 weeks
    • Lab week: 1 week
    • Vacation: 4 weeks
  • PGY4 Curriculum
    • Emergency Medicine: 22 weeks
    • Emergency Medicine (at our community hospital): 8 weeks
    • Peds Emergency Medicine (CHOP): 4 weeks
    • CT-ICU: 4 weeks
    • Admin: 4 weeks
    • Scholars: 2.5 weeks
    • Elective: 2.5 weeks
    • Lab week: 1 week
    • Vacation: 4 weeks

We evaluate the curriculum multiple times throughout the year and make changes as needed based on residents’ feedback to ensure we are meeting their educational needs and providing a variety of experiences and learning environments.

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