Saint Louis University’s emergency medicine residency teaches fundamental skills, knowledge and humanistic qualities that constitute the foundation of emergency medicine practice.
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Didactic Curriculum
This conference provides an interactive forum for discussion of a case of educational value. Case discussion is focused not only on the content of the eventual diagnosis but also on the decision-making process in evaluating critically ill patients with limited immediate data.
In 2017 we have moved to a national curriculum called Foundations of Emergency Medicine. For more information, please visit the website listed below.
Collaborative joint conferences are held in conjunction with other departments such as trauma services and internal medicine to discuss related areas of interest.
Monthly sessions held at the simulation center in the School of Medicine focus on the core content of the month. They also include simulations of procedures and provide for team simulations with nursing staff and the trauma team.
Monthly conferences by pharmacy staff cover a variety of pharmacotherapeutic topics. These conferences also try to focus on the core topic of the month.
Monthly conferences by pediatric emergency medicine faculty cover a variety of pediatric emergency medicine topics. These conferences also try to focus on the core topic of the month.
Saint Louis University Medical Center prides itself on the close alliance of our local emergency medical services. Our prehospital brethren are considered colleagues for whom we hold great respect. During the emergency medicine residency, the resident will learn the capabilities and limitations of the prehospital system. While out in the field with various ambulance services, the resident will learn how to interact with a variety of emergency services personnel. The residents will observe the practice of emergency care in the prehospital environment. The resident will also attend regional medical advisory committees, learn emergency medical services (EMS) management and organization, and be able to establish 'scene safety.'
Upon successful completion of the residency, the resident will be expected to have a working knowledge of:
- A. Communication system, radio configuration, dispatch and communication protocols. (Practice-based learning and improvement, system-based practice)
- B. Patient care protocols. (System-based practice and medical knowledge)
- C. Medical control, system quality assurance and skill maintenance. (System-based practice and medical knowledge)
- D. Transport vehicles (type, availability).
(Medical knowledge, system-based practice)
- E. EMS administration and quality assurance methods. (System-based practice and medical knowledge)