Emergency Medicine Education Conference

Emergency Medicine Education Conference 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 core content, reviews of diagnostic skills, patient safety and quality improvement conferences, simulation sessions, procedural workshops, and small group didactics.

These sessions 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 conference by providing lectures on core content, literature-based clinical questions, and patient safety and quality improvement discussions.

Additionally, the residency has an extensive asynchronous curriculum which residents participate in monthly.

Journal Club

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.

Core Didactic Series

The September Core Didactic 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.   

In February, the Advanced Core Didactic 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.