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Curriculum

Program Goals

  • Provide excellent emergency care and comfort to the people of the greater Austin region, with a special mission to care for the injured, indigent and vulnerable.
  • Train physicians to be prepared, competent and excellent in assuming independent, responsible roles in the clinical practice of emergency medicine.
  • Expose residents to the broad options in careers within emergency medicine, including clinical practice, research, teaching, administration and advocacy, and to promote leadership in the field of emergency medicine across all areas of practice.

Curriculum Components

Didactics

Our classroom curriculum features weekly didactics melding current clinical practice and evidence-based medicine. SEE OUR CONFERENCE SCHEDULE »

Small Group Learning

Each resident class receives its own curriculum tailor-made for that level of training. PGY-1 focuses on the “Approach to” lectures, as well as emergency department ultrasonography. PGY-2 concentrates on research skills and critical care topics. And PGY-3 includes time to learn about emergency department administration and career planning. This is supplemented by simulation, skills labs, problem-based learning, standardized patients, a cadaver lab and more.

Block Curriculum

The vast majority of your clinical rotations (26 months) are in the emergency department, including in PGY-1. Pediatric and community emergency department shifts are integrated into PGY-2 and PGY-4. This is supplemented by time in the ICUs and some select rotations, including subspecialties like toxicology, EMS, emergency department administration and ultrasound. Our block schedule is based on 13 four-week rotations per academic year.

PGY-1

  • 5 Blocks: Emergency Medicine | Dell Seton Medical Center
  • 2 Blocks: Emergency Medicine (Pediatric) | Dell Children’s Medical Center
  • 1 Block: Emergency Medicine (Community) | Seton Medical Center Austin
  • 1 Block: Medical Intensive Care
  • 1 Block: Pediatric Intensive Care
  • 1 Block: Anesthesia (with one week Pediatric Anesthesia)
  • 1 Block: Labor and Delivery (Seton Medical Center)
  • 1 Block: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

PGY-2

  • 5 ½ Blocks: Emergency Medicine | Dell Seton Medical Center
  • 1 Block: Emergency Medicine (Pediatric) | Dell Children’s Medical Center (integrated with Dell Seton Medical Center Emergency Department shifts)
  • 1 ½ Blocks: Emergency Medicine (Community) | Seton Medical Center Austin (integrated with Dell Seton Medical Center Emergency Department shifts)
  • 1 Block: Surgical Intensive Care
  • 1 Block: Multidisciplinary Intensive Care | Seton Williamson
  • 1 Block: Emergency Department Ultrasound
  • 1 Block: EMS
  • 1 Block: Elective

PGY-3

  • 6 Blocks: Emergency Medicine | Dell Seton Medical Center
  • 1 ½ Blocks: Emergency Medicine (Pediatric) | Dell Children’s Medical Center (integrated with Dell Seton Medical Center Emergency Department shifts)
  • 1 ½ Blocks: Emergency Medicine (Community) | Seton Medical Center Austin (integrated with Dell Seton Medical Center Emergency Department shifts)
  • 1 Block: Rural Emergency Medicine | Seton Highland Lakes
  • 1 Block: Toxicology
  • 1 Block: Emergency Department Administration
  • 1 Block: Elective

Totals

  • 26 Blocks: Emergency Medicine
  • 5 ½ Blocks: Pediatrics
  • 4 Blocks: Critical Care
  • 2 Blocks: Elective