The goal of the DHREM Didactic Curriculum is to provide the foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes for emergency medicine trainees to successfully practice the full scope of emergency medicine in a high-quality, evidence-based, compassionate and confident manner. The weekly conference curriculum is organized into the following areas: M&M, Core Content, Professional Development, and Career Development.

The formal didactic curriculum is complemented by activities outside of conference time. 
Intern Mini-Retreats

EM1s also have 2 Intern Mini-Retreats--a protected half day where the class has sessions tailored to addressing any areas they would like, and preparing for the rigors of 2nd year. 

Session topics have included:

  • How to best utilize a scribe

  • How to Optimize your charting

Journal Clubs


Intern Journal Club

Ultrasound Journal Club

Critical Care Journal Club

EMS Journal Club

Global Health Journal Club

Wilderness Medicine Journal Club


Bullets and Beer

Rosh Review/Reading Curriculum

Oral Board Review

Twice a year residents have the opportunity to do several oral board review cases with attendings, both alone and observing another resident, with seniors and juniors being paired. After the cases, the group meets to discuss common mistakes and strategies for success. 

Simulation Curriculum

Simulation is incorporated into our Wednesday morning didactics to enhance the modular curriculum.  Every other year we have a residency SIM WARS.  For residents that have a greater interest in simulation, there is also opportunity to do a Simulation Elective.

Scholarly Activity Project

Each resident is required to produce a scholarly project suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or text in emergency medicine before they graduate. This may be a research project, literature review, retrospective study, case report, curriculum development, or book chapter, which is then presented at conference. 

QI Project?

Teaching Opportunities

(p-school, SOM, etc.?)

Intern Orientation

EM1's have a seven day orientation prior to the start of their clinical obligations designed to welcome residents into the program and help them become familiar with the systems at Denver Health and University of Colorado Hospital, and to help prepare them for the next 4 years.


Session topics include:

  • Resident Wellness and Mindfulness

  • Being a Successful Mentee

  • Lessons Learned (presented by the EM2s)

  • Epic Tips and Tricks

  • How to Write a Good MDM

  • Finances in Residency

In addition to the educational sessions, orientation also includes welcome lunches with nurses from each institution, residents, and Departmental and Residency leadership. 

Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine

777 Bannock Street, MC #0108

Denver, Colorado 80204

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