Didactics in Emergency Medicine

Group of residents in simulation center

Didactics

Because of our extensive network of educational resources through the Henry Ford Health System, our program is able to provide a rich array of educational programs for the residents. We offer a weekly 5 hour didactics series which include hands-on suture labs, tool demonstrations by brand representatives, high yield board preparation, resident and faculty led Tintinalli chapter review, multi-disciplinary morbidity and mortality conferences, and research seminars. Weekly didactic lectures are on Wednesdays, 7 a.m. – noon. Incorporated into our didactic time is mandatory completion of board style practice tests through the Rosh Review question bank. In addition, we meet monthly for review and discussion of a peer- reviewed journal article, as well as a monthly Osteopathic Post Graduate Training Institution (OPTI) educational program at our State-Wide Campus System (SCS) in Troy, Michigan.

Certifications

All residents are to be BLS, ACLS, PALS and ATLS certified prior to graduation from residency

Simulation Center Demonstration

Simulation Laboratories

Our curriculum includes utilization of attending and resident-run quarterly sim lab workshops where residents are able to utilize the latest technologically advance training equipment. These sessions are located at two state of the art regional training centers: The Center for Simulation, Education and Research at Henry Ford Hospital, and the Institute for Medical Simulation at Mott Community College. More than $5 million has been invested in building a state-of-the-art, 12,000 square foot Clinical Skills Simulation Center at Henry Ford Hospital. Fully accredited as a Level 1 Comprehensive Education Institute by the American College of Surgeons, the Center for Simulation, Education and Research at Henry Ford Hospital is the most advanced facility of its kind in Michigan and one of the largest in the United States. Simulation mannequins are used for resuscitation training in code scenarios, central line placement utilizing ultrasound guidance, difficult airway scenarios, as well as complex procedures. Our Trauma Sim Man is an interactive, life-like mannequin, which we use for team training for trauma codes and medical resuscitation scenarios. Simulation Labs are a resident favorite, as they allow hands on experience in EM focused, life-saving procedures. Our simulation centers gives our residents the ability to refine their clinical skills using state-of-the-art simulations in a risk-free environment.