Dartmouth-Hitchcock Emergency Medicine residency Didactics are held on Wednesday afternoons. Residents are excused from clinical duties to attend Didactics. In addition to interactive core content presentations by EM residents and faculty, Didactics includes:
Simulation-based education in the Patient Safety Training Center coordinated by the EM Simulation Director and taught by EM faculty. Multi-disciplinary sessions incorporate faculty from other departments, including Pediatrics, Neonatology, and Obstetrics. Procedural teaching and practice are incorporated into each Simulation day.
Morbidity and Mortality (monthly)
Presented by senior EM residents.
Grand Rounds (monthly)
High-level lectures presented by EM faculty and invited lecturers during the first half of the year, and by EM third-year residents during the second half of the year.
Journal Club (monthly)
Resident-led critical reviews of relevant articles from the recent literature. Journal Club takes place either during Didactics or over dinner at faculty homes.
EM/Radiology rounds (monthly)
Clinically focused review of radiographic studies co-led by EM and Radiology residents. Provides the opportunity for discussion about indications for various studies as well as reviewing images and allowing for dialogue between specialties.
EM/Trauma rounds (monthly)
Case-based process improvement conference in which EM or Trauma and Acute Care Surgery faculty review clinical cases for both teaching points and areas of improvement.
EM/Pediatrics case conference (quarterly)
Case-based conference led by EM or Pediatric resident in conjunction with Pediatric EM faculty.
EM/Internal Medicine case conference (quarterly)
Case-based conference co-led by EM and Internal Medicine residents with a focus on approaches to clinical care and resource availability in different settings, as well as inter-disciplinary communication.
EM/Critical Care Medicine Ultrasound case conference (quarterly)
Case-based conference led by EM and CCM Ultrasound faculty focusing on critical care and ED Ultrasound resuscitation core content.
Critical Care workshops
Taught by CCM/EM faculty, these quarterly workshops incorporate lectures and hands-on/Simulation-based modules to teach topics such as ventilator management, resuscitation, and the difficult airway.
Taught by EM Ultrasound faculty.
Wilderness and Austere Medicine
Annual off-site exercise that includes teaching by Wilderness Medicine faculty and hands-on experience with managing clinical scenarios in an austere setting.
Annual session allows residents at all levels of training to engage one-on-one with faculty as they walk though cases Oral boards style.
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