Postgraduate Emergency Medicine

Didactic Curriculum

Core emergency medicine content is covered in weekly ACADEMIC HALF-DAY sessions. During this 5 hours of protected time (both on- and off-service), two lectures on FRCP-EM core competency list and one case-study are covered. Presenters are most often EM residents, closely precepted by academic faculty, with some presentations provided by faculty themselves. In a two-year cycle, the entire core content is covered, providing for redundancy as residents move through their junior and senior post-graduate years.

Monthly JOURNAL CLUB evenings, hosted by faculty, allow for time to hone evidence-based practice and clinical appraisal skills. Journal articles are selected by resident-moderators, and also presented by residents.

Quarterly MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC DAYS, organized by the McMaster Postgraduate Medical Education office allow for the presentation of non-traditional content common to all residency programs, and also as a venue for cross-program socialization among residents.

Monthly EMERGENCY MEDICINE REGIONAL ROUNDS provide residents exposure to faculty-level grand rounds-style presentations.

The program is currently expanding is capacity for SIMULATION-BASED LEARNING, with the purchase of two Laerdal SimMan and SimPad high-fidelity simulators. Faculty and residents are undergoing dedicated simulation CME, and increase utilization of these skills and resources is planned for the upcoming academic years.