The Residency

Core Curriculum

With innovative pathways in mind to enhance your academic growth, our curriculum flexes and evolves with your help to create the most optimal training experience possible. Most recently, we've moved our scholarly tracks to the more junior years to give them a chance to experience what it means to niche down and sub-specialize.

The outline below reflects the curriculum as it is being implemented beginning July 2022 for the Class of 2026. Hover over any of the years' block schedules below to find out more...

1

  • Intro to EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • VA-ED
  • Peds EM
  • Ultrasound            |                 EM        
  •       Anesthesia            |     Psych / Addiction
  • MICU
  • CCU
  • Trauma
  • Vacation

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2

  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM | Elective
  • Peds EM
  • VA ED
  •   Obs Medicine        |               Admin        
  •     OB/Gyn              |           Community
  • SICU
  • NICU
  • Vacation

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3

  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  •       EM                  |                Elective
  • Peds EM
  •      VA (3)                |            Elective (1)  
  •  Ultrasound            |                  EM           
  • Toxicology
  • Vacation

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4

  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  • EM
  •       EM                   |              Selective
  • Peds EM
  • Med Ed / Procedures
  • Vacation

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Year 4

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Your Education

Emergency Medicine resident education mandates the incorporation of a wide range of medical knowledge into the clinical setting. Didactic time serves as a shared base for such material, in addition to one’s individual learning.

Core content is covered in a 4-week, modular format so that all content within the block have a consistent theme. The curriculum is spread over an 2-year period so that all content repeated twice over the course of one’s residency training.

Take a look at these three cards to explore each of our learning principles

Hybrid didactics & Protected Time

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Modular didactics & Interactive Instruction

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Peer didactics & Conferences

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Exploration & Immersion

In 2016, the Rutgers Health/NJMS EM residency initiated a Scholarly Track Program , and in 2022 we modified the program to take into account our own observations as well as feedback from both faculty and residents.

Residents have a variety of interests as they enter their graduate training, but often do not have a clear sense of how to investigate, explore and cultivate them further. Additionally, as a four-year program we recognize the need to differentiate ourselves and provide a “value-added” service to our residents.

Click here for more details about the timeline and activities.

Diversifying Education

Mandatory “Off-service” rotations are designed to provide the Emergency Medicine resident with the diverse medical education required to function as a well rounded Emergency Physician.

These rotations provide clinical knowledge and procedural skills that are best provided by the specialists of the given field.

Click here for more details about the various opportunities available.

Deliberate Practice

Simulation is an integral part of our residency didactics and includes case-based learning as well as procedural training using task-trainers. Our department has also taken the lead in developing simulation for the medical school's Transition to Residency course.

Beginning July 2022, following acquisition and development of our own simulation space and increased support and investment, our training initiative guarantees dedicated sim time for each post-graduate year every single month.

Click here for more details about the breakdown for each session.

COVID Update: Due to our significant experience with virtual education in the global health arena, with the COVID pandemic we were quickly able to pivot to virtual conferences, including workshops in March 2020 - we did not miss a single week of protected conference time due to the pandemic. Based on institutional guidelines and close monitoring of the pandemic we successfully phased back in-person conferences in Spring 2021. We continue to remain in-person with a Zoom option available to residents and faculty based on clinical schedules, and on occasion pivoting back to all-virtual based on local circumstances.