Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds are 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 diagnostic skills, and morbidity and mortality conferences.
Additionally, on the first Tuesday of each month, Grand Rounds are held at UPMC Mercy from 8:30 am - 10:30 am.
Emergency Medicine Journal Club provides a forum for the critical evaluation of the scientific literature of emergency medicine and an opportunity to review the scientific basis for the management of emergency entities. Journal Club is held on a Tuesday evening each month. Residents are responsible for Journal Club presentations during their PGY-2 year.
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 shifts in the emergency departments of the residency hospitals.
In February, the Advanced Core Lecture Series is offered for second-year residents. This is a week-long course that includes hands-on airway lab, advanced EKG reading, and in-depth radiology, orthopedic, and ophthalmology workshops. The schedule includes interactive simulation sessions at the WISER Center.