The curriculum at Brandon Regional Emergency Medicine residency rotates around the core content found in Rosen’s Emergency Medicine Concepts. This text is covered twice during the three year program at Brandon Regional. The foundation of the core content gives way to extensive resident interaction and planning. Two residents [academic liaisons] are chosen to work with the Program Director and Associate Program Director to continually evaluate resident needs and ideas for the weekly 5-hour conference. Core faculty help implement these new ideas into conference to help keep learning innovative and exciting. Progressive adult learning techniques are paramount and gone are the days of hours upon hours of monologue lectures. Residents are encouraged to interact and teach other residents content through collaboration with core faculty/resident small group sessions that circle on core content. Simulation is incorporated regularly with the simulation director aligning cases with core content. Guest lecturers are regularly incorporated to diversify vantage points of different subjects. Procedure skill labs are frequently utilized to develop hands-on techniques. We continue to grow and change based on the needs of our residents and look forward to excelling and advancing medical education in the future.

2019-2020 curriculum

MonthSubject
July Intro. to EM
August Cardiovascular
September Abdominal and GI
October Abdominal and GI/Thoracic
November Pediatrics
December Pediatrics/ENT
January ENT/Trauma
February Cutaneous and Environmental Disorders
March Enviromental/OB-GYN
April Psych Disorders, EMS, Admin, Violence
May Toxicologic disorders
June Toxicologic disorders/Renal and Urogenital

2020-2021 curriculum

MonthSubject
July Intro. to EM/Cardiovascular
August Cardiovascular
September Abdominal and GI
October Abdominal and GI/Thoracic/Neuro
November Nervous system disorders
December Endocrine, Metabolic, Heme, Immune, Nutrition
January Endo/ID
February ID/Musculoskeletal disorders (nontraumatic)
March Pediatrics
April Pediatrics/ENT/Trauma
May Trauma
June Cutaneous and Environmental Disorders

2021-2022 curriculum

Musculoskeletal disorders (nontraumatic)
MonthSubject
July Intro. to EM/Cardiovascular
August Cardiovascular
September Abdominal and GI
October Thoracic/OB-GYN
November OB-GYN/Psych, EMS, Admin, Violence
December EMS/Tox
January Toxicologic disorders
February Renal and Urogenital disorders/Neuro
March Neuro/Endo
April Endocrine, Metabolic, Heme, Immune, Nutrition/ID
May ID
June

Intern bootcamp

The emergency medicine bootcamp is a special 2 week intensive at the beginning of the PGY-1 year. It is a course designed to aid new physicians in the way the ED operates and how to place basic orders for common pathologies. This is a combined lecture-small-group approach. In addition, there are hand on lab days for ultrasound basics, airway management, and basic procedural skills like suturing, lumbar puncture, central venous access, and tube thoracostomy. The course vastly decreases the stress in starting a new work environment. The Bootcamp is complemented by shadow shifts in the ED.

Ultrasound

Emergency medicine residents will experience a comprehensive education in Emergency Ultrasound (EUS) with our ultrasound fellowship-trained faculty. Trainees will begin residency with a multi-day introductory ultrasound bootcamp to gain an understanding of point-of-care ultrasound applications in the emergency department. Ultrasound faculty host weekly educational sessions which includes didactics, literature review, QA, and bedside scanning. The 4-week PGY-1 EUS rotation will cover the core content of emergency ultrasound as described in ACEP Guidelines. PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents will regularly participate in the weekly educational sessions as part of a longitudinal curriculum. PGY-3 residents will have the opportunity to complete a 4-week elective rotation to achieve competency in advanced EUS topics.

Salary

Year Salary
PGY1 $53,884
PGY2 $55,456
PGY3 $57,162