First Year Curriculum

Regions Emergency Department

  • 16.9 weeks
  • Primary responsibility for patients under faculty supervision
  • EM-1 emergency medicine residents will work approximately 45 hours per week clinically

Anesthesia and Ultrasound

  • 3 weeks experience
  • Opportunity to learn endotracheal/nasotracheal intubation, use of pharmacologic adjuncts to intubation
  • Afternoon tutorials, proctored time, and practice with clinical application of ultrasound

Emergency Medical Services

  • 3 weeks
  • Ride-alongs with ambulances
  • Structured educational experience in prehospital medical control

Surgical Intensive Care

  • 4.7 weeks
  • Resident has same level of responsibility as PGY-1 in surgery
  • Majority of time spent with SICU patients on the Trauma Service


  • 2 weeks on the CCU service
  • Patients requiring cardiology consultation
  • Resident works directly with attending Cardiology staff


  • 2 weeks
  • Time with Hospitalists doing triage, initial patient evaluations, palliative care

Medical Intensive Care Unit

  • 4 weeks
  • Paired with EM-2
  • Patients admitted to the ICU and CCU with primary responsibility for patient care
  • Resident has same level of responsibility as PGY-1 in internal medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • 3.7 weeks
  • Labor and delivery with Midwives and OB staff


  • 3.7 weeks
  • Provide emergency care for orthopedic problems in the emergency department and orthopedic outpatient clinics

Pediatric Emergency Department

  • 3 weeks
  • Evaluation and management of pediatric patients with urgent medical and surgical conditions.


  • 3 weeks
  • Primary role is the clinical evaluation of patients in a consultant role. Provide educational and formal consultations for the poisoned, overdosed, or toxin exposed patient. Provide informational services to clients on drug identification, interactions and environmental toxicity.
  • Required rounding, didactic time, presentations