Curriculum

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PGY-1 Curriculum (13 blocks)

 
Orientation
(OSU/NCH)
1 Block
Adult Emergency
Medicine (OSU)
5 Blocks
Adult Emergency
Medicine (OSU East)
1 Block
Cardiology (OSU)
1 Block
OB-GYN/ORTHO/
SELECT (OSU)
1 Block
Medical Intensive
Care Unit (RMH)
1 Block
Pediatric Emergency Medicine (NCH)
1 Block
Anesthesia/Ultrasound (OSU)
1 Block
Neonatal ICU (OSU)
Neuro Critical Care (RMH)
1 Block
 
The orientation curriculum in the first block is designed to orient new residents to the emergency departments at both Ohio State and Nationwide Children's, offer an intensive didactic experience highlighting management of emergent patient conditions, evaluation of ACGME level one milestones, and provide experience and certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
 
During the first year of the program, the resident will gain experience in a variety of disciplines relevant to Emergency Medicine. The experience in the management of pediatric emergencies is particularly strong, as are the core experiences in cardiology, anesthesia, obstetrics and medical and neurosurgical critical care. Residents will complete an immersive ultrasound experience. They also will choose from several selective subspecialty opportunities to personalize their residency experience. Sports Medicine faculty members will provide orthopedic instruction longitudinally.
 

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PGY-2 Curriculum (13 blocks)

 
Adult Emergency
Medicine (OSU)
6 Blocks
Adult Emergency
Medicine (OSU East)
1 Block
Trauma Surgery Intensive Care (OSU SICU)
1 Block
Pediatric Emergency
Medicine (NCH)
2 Blocks
OSU/Elective (OSU)
2 Blocks
Grant Trauma Surgery
Critical Care
1 Block
 
During the second year, emphasis is placed on Emergency Medicine, with rotations at three clinical sites. This time focuses on development of progressive autonomy in patient management. In addition, the resident obtains experience in a variety of subspecialties including trauma and surgical critical care. As a member of the trauma team, the resident plays an integral role in all major trauma resuscitations. In the surgical intensive care unit, the resident provides management for the most critically ill surgical and trauma patients. The resident gains further experience and expertise in performing procedures such as placement of central lines, airway management and emergency ultrasound.
 
Toxicology, just one of the electives available, is taught by our faculty in conjunction with clinical experience at the Central Ohio Regional Poison Control Center.
 

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PGY-3 Curriculum (13 blocks)

 
Adult Emergency Medicine (OSU)
8 Blocks
Medical Intensive Care (RMH)
1 Block
Pediatric Emergency Medicine (NCH)
2 Blocks
Electives Hawaii/Other
2 Blocks
 
The third year of the program provides the senior resident with the opportunity to accept responsibility for managing many patients simultaneously, while supervising and teaching junior level house officers and students in the emergency departments of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University Hospital East and Nationwide Children's Hospital. This graded responsibility helps the senior residents gain independence and expertise in managing the department. The senior resident will receive experience in emergency department administration and management of emergency medical service systems.
 
The third-year resident has an active role in the facilitation of small group-based didactic conferences, presiding over morbidity and mortality conferences and conducting follow-up conferences on particularly educational patient presentations.
 
Numerous electives are available as part of the third-year curriculum. Although unlimited possibilities exist, popular electives include: Community Medicine in Hawaii, Sports Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine, Aeromedical Transport, Plastic Surgery, Radiology, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Critical Care, Anesthesia, Oral Surgery, Dermatology, Trauma Surgery, Disaster Medicine or EMS. The third-year resident can also participate in an immersive research experience during this time.
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