The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center was both the first program in Emergency Medicine, and the first program to recognize the advantages unique to a four-year training program.
In July 1982 the residency expanded from a three-year format to the current four-year format, which we believe offers superior training and clinical excellence. Our curriculum is designed to develop clinical competence through hands-on training in a broad range of specialties pertinent to Emergency Medicine. Responsibility in the Emergency Department is graduated to allow continuous development as a clinician and teacher throughout the four years. Our graduated responsibility model is routinely lauded by our alumni as the pinnacle of our training program and critical to its continued success.
Despite being the first residency in Emergency Medicine, the University of Cincinnati takes pride in changing with the times to reflect the current atmosphere in Emergency Medicine. We continue to reevaluate our curriculum to make sure that we are providing our residents with a cutting-edge education, most recently adding rotation time with Critical Care Anesthesia to increase exposure to technology such as ECMO. In addition, as previously mentioned, residents have unmatched elective time to explore research or subspecialty interests including operations, administration, education, stroke, cardiovascular, wilderness, global health, social emergency medicine, sports medicine, critical care or any other interest they choose to explore.
Our curriculum supports a strong core of training in the Emergency Department with ICU training as well as subspecialty training in areas important to Emergency Medicine such as orthopedics, obstetrics & gynecology and plastic surgery. There are no “scut rotations”. All our rotations are carefully chosen and regularly reviewed to assure that they are appropriate to training strong Emergency Medicine clinicians. The residents play a critical role in the continuing evolution of our curriculum.
*After first 6 months of the first year, pediatric EM shifts are integrated in adult EM blocks. EMS ground shifts and Air Care aeromedical shifts are also integrated into blocks in the ED. After first year, Community EM shifts are integrated into every EM block, such that the total shifts for Community ED are at least 4 week equivalents per year.
** As of academic year 2019-2020, the CVICU rotation involves two weeks with Cardiology and two weeks with Critical Care Anesthesia, learning to care for critically ill cardiovascular and cardiac surgery patients, including those with LVADs and on ECMO.
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