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Curriculum

Learn more about Brandon Hospital's Emergency Medicine Residency Program curriculum and rotation schedule.

The curriculum at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Emergency Medicine residency rotates around the core content found in Rosen's Emergency Medicine Concepts. This text is covered twice during the program.

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 five-hour conference.

Core faculty help implement these new ideas into conferences 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.

2020-2021 curriculum

  • July: Introduction 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)

  • July: Introduction 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

Intern Bootcamp

The emergency medicine Bootcamp is a dedicated two-week intensive program at the beginning of the PGY1 year.

It is designed to aid new physicians in learning how the emergency department operates and provides a knowledge base on which to build on during the year, and provides insight into placing basic orders for common pathologies.

Bootcamp is composed of lectures, small groups, and hands-on learning. During those two weeks, the new physicians will have different dedicated skills and hands-on training including hand-on ultrasound basics training, airway management, and basic procedural skills like suturing, lumbar puncture, central venous access, and tube thoracostomy.

Furthermore, the Bootcamp is supplemented with shadow shifts in the Emergency Department. The course vastly decreases the stress of starting a new work environment.

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 four-week PGY1 EUS rotation will cover the core content of emergency ultrasound as described in ACEP Guidelines. PGY2 will complete an additional two-week rotation and PGY3 residents will have the opportunity to complete a four-week elective rotation to achieve competency in advanced EUS topics.

Both PGY2 and PGY3 residents will regularly participate in the weekly educational sessions as part of a longitudinal curriculum.