Educational Resources Program

Emergency Medicine Educational Resources

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program will supply the residents with educational resources to aid in the resident’s learning environment. Residents will have access to basic texts and web-based exercises; current peer-reviewed literature that assists with evidence-based practice; knowledge and skills acquisition through didactic lectures, simulation training, and conferences; supervised rotations involving educationally-sound clinical and cognitive experiences; and opportunity for basic, translational, clinical, educational, or other research. In addition, the following resources will be made available:

  1. Residents will have electronic access to online journals and the CUSOM Medical Library.  Access to core textbooks include Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, The Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, Robert Hedges: Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, and Carol River’s Written Board Review for Emergency Medicine.
  2. Skills acquisitions are fundamental to the educational mission. The Experiential Leaning and Assessment (CELA) offer opportunities for skills acquisition using simulation with standardized patients and state-of-the-art facilities. Hands-on skills sessions for suturing, knot-tying, and other skills are offered in laboratory and classroom settings. Learning activities in CELA are scheduled regularly and the residents also have 24/7 access for skills practice.
  3. Evolving current information from the peer-reviewed emergency medicine literature and information derived from presentations at national meetings are shared and discussed regularly at conferences. Articles are provided via electronic links to the CUSOM Medical Library and as copies for journal club and other activities.
  4. The basic and clinical sciences fundamental to emergency medicine are addressed through the weekly resident teaching conferences, grand rounds, clinical and education conferences, morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences, and attending walk rounds, as well as skills labs, simulation center exercises, and the twice-monthly research conference.
  5. The Graduate Medical Education office provides additional faculty development activities for residents and faculty concerning duty hours and fatigue.
  6. Rotations are crafted for each year and residents are given graduated responsibilities with supervision as they progress. Competency-based milestones for every rotation for each of the four-years of training are found on the CFVMC website.
  7. Simulation Lab:  The simulation lab at CUSOM will be available to emergency medicine residents.  Simulations available to residents include: SimMan®3G, SimMan® Essential, SimJunior®, SimBaby™, SimNew®, Human Patient Simulator (HPS®), Noelle® Birthing Simulator, Newborn Hal®, and the Harvey® - The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator.  Cape Fear Valley Medical Center will also have a simulation lab on site.  This will consist of The SimMan3, SimChild 3, Noelle® s550 birthing simulator, and FLS box trainers.