Goals and Objectives


To provide learning experiences based on ACGME centered measurable objectives for the education of residents during a four-year training program.

  • To promote a broad understanding of the role of Emergency Medicine as it relates to other medical disciplines
  • To integrate the sciences applicable to Emergency Medicine with clinical experiences in a progressive manner
  • To provide the Emergency Medicine Resident with progressive responsibilities, commencing with patient care and progressing to complete patient management
  • To develop the teaching skills of residents in Emergency Medicine
  • To develop the skills necessary for problem solving
  • To develop professional leadership and management skills
  • To foster lifelong learning in medical education
  • To develop interest in and understanding of research in Emergency Medicine
  • To prepare the resident to meet certification requirements of the ACGME through the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)


  • Manage Emergency Medicine problems, based on the knowledge of basic and clinical studies
  • Use critical thinking in making effective decisions for patient management
  • Demonstrate proficiency in psychomotor skills, a requirement of a competent Emergency Medicine physician
  • Teach basic Emergency Medicine skills to medical students, interns and other residents within the context of the residency program
  • Collaborate effectively and share knowledge with colleagues and allied health care professionals
  • Make sound, ethical and legal judgments in the practice of Emergency Medicine
  • Provide cost-effective care to Emergency Medicine patients
  • Educate patients and their families concerning health care needs
  • Participate in opportunities for continuing education to promote personal and professional growth
  • Read, interpret and participate in clinical research where appropriate
  • Participate in community and professional organizations