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.
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
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 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.
(p-school, SOM, etc.?)
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.