Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds is held on Thursday mornings from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon except during holidays or major Emergency Medicine conferences. The program consists of lectures, case presentations, reviews of emergency medicine core content, reviews of diagnostic skills, and morbidity and mortality, and quality improvement conferences. These lectures are provided by our Emergency Medicine faculty as well as by visiting physicians from other institutions. We also regularly welcome lectures from faculty in different clinical departments at UPMC. Residents in their second and third years contribute to Grand Rounds by providing lectures on core content, literature-based clinical questions, and morbidity and mortality discussions.
Additionally, on the first Tuesday of each month, a resident-driven Grand Rounds is held at UPMC Mercy from 8:15 am - 10:15 am. Here, residents from all years are able to develop and deliver shorter case-based lectures on topics such as interesting EKGs, procedures, images, etc.
Emergency Medicine Journal Club provides a forum for critical evaluation of the scientific literature of Emergency Medicine and an opportunity to review the scientific basis for the management of emergency conditions. Journal Club is held on a Tuesday evening each month. During PGY-2, residents are responsible for developing a Journal Club presentation centered around a clinical question of their choice.
Core Lecture Series
The September Core Lecture Series is presented each year for the first-year emergency medicine residents. Lectures and workshops on the major emergency medicine core curriculum areas are presented over the course of the month. Interns are also assigned to Emergency Departments shifts in our four major training sites.
In February, the Advanced Core Lecture Series is offered for second-year residents. This is a week-long course that includes hands-on interactive simulation labs, advanced EKG reading, and in-depth radiology, orthopedic, and ophthalmology workshops.