The goal of our multimodal didactics are to maximally engage our learners while imparting core clinical concepts, balanced with advanced, dogma-challenging subjects at the forefront of our speciality.
Clinical training is augmented with dynamic weekly educational conferences specifically designed for adult learners, which employ a wide assortment of teaching methods including interactive small groups, case-based discussions, simulations and procedural labs.
Rather than simply functioning as a vehicle by which to review the EM literature, our version of "journal club" uses a carefully structured curriculum to create a foundation for critical thinking upon which residents build the expertise to meaningfully reflect on their own knowledge gaps, identify and efficiently interpret the relevant evidence and refine their clinical practice in the application of their discoveries at the bedside. In so doing, we create educated consumers of the medical literature, but moreover, life-long learners whose patients are guaranteed to receive the best care. More information about our approach is available on our Research and Evidence-Based Medicine page.
“Morning Report” is a 30-minute case-based educational session which takes place daily (except during Wednesday conference), which residents who are working clinically are protected to attend. It is led on alternating days by residency leadership, senior residents, subspecialists, and nursing colleagues, with an emphasis on practice guidelines, clinical algorithms, difficult cases and equipment training (e.g. pacemaker interrogation). It is meant to enhance the residents’ practice in a practical manner, and be immediately applicable to patient care.