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Curriculum and Didactics

The goal of the Florida Atlantic University Emergency Medicine Residency is to train highly competent emergency medicine specialists. To achieve this goal, the program is dedicated to provide highly academic training opportunities and experiences in an environment of experienced emergency medicine academic faculty.


EM Residents in Mannequin-Based Simulation Training

  • Protected time the day of conference and the night prior
  • Small group case-based curriculum
  • Multi-disciplinary patient safety conferences
  • Monthly nationally renowned grand rounds speakers
  • Interactive sessions
    • “Ask the Specialist” lectures
    • Journal club
    • Board review


EM Residents in Trauma Day Exercises Carrying Standardized Patient

  • One conference day per month dedicated to simulation
  • State-of-the-art simulation center with high-fidelity mannequins
  • Annual mass casualty incident/ disaster training
  • Simulation cases prepared by fellowship trained faculty
  • Procedure stations with dedicated task trainers for advanced and infrequent procedures


  • Monthly hands on ultrasound sessions utilizing standardized patients
  • System-based didactic lectures
  • Scanning shifts with ultrasound fellowship-trained faculty
  • Group discussions and QI on clinical scans




Last Modified 8/5/22