The backbone of our didactic education, the weekly conference, encompasses a number of regularly scheduled series including traditional core competency lectures, morbidity and mortality conference, monthly Grand Rounds with nationally renowned speakers, hands-on cadaver and manikin procedure labs, high fidelity simulation sessions, asynchronous learning, and an EKG and Radiology series. The curriculum is divided into 3-4 month core curriculum blocks, which focus on the content areas in the most current Model of Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. All residents are supplied with an iPad, subscription to Rosh Review, and reimbursement for other educational resources. Residents receive funding to attend SAEM as a PGY-2 resident and ACEP as a PGY-4 resident. Many of our residents also travel to CORD and AAEM conferences as well.
Not only does the weekly conference impart the book knowledge needed to become an excellent emergency physician, but it also serves as an outlet for residents to develop the skills necessary to become educators in the field. In keeping with our concept of graduated responsibility in the clinical realm, residents have a graduated level of responsibility as it pertains to helping to educate other residents and faculty. 1st year residents are responsible for presenting our monthly journal club, 2nd years present at our monthly toxicology conference, 3rd years present the CPC series and trauma conferences, and 4th years present a grand rounds lecture before graduating. Our faculty have devoted themselves to making Brown one of the premier Emergency Medicine programs in the country.