Emergency Medicine Residency FAQ
Is this a 3 or 4 year program?
- PGY 1-3, founded in 1986
What is the number of emergency medicine residents per post-graduate year?
- 145,000 patient visits (95,000 Adults; 50,000 Pediatric)
- The downtown campus has 1,251 patient beds with 75 adult / 33 pediatric beds in the Emergency Departments
- 23 blocks of Emergency Medicine (including 1 block teaching resident and 1 block community ED); 3 blocks elective and 12 blocks of off-service rotations
- PGY 1 Orientation
- There is graded responsibility for residents at each level. Coupled with this graded responsibility is a graduated degree of autonomy. Trauma alerts are handled by PGY 3 residents. Major resuscitations are managed by all residents.
- Didactics are offered twice a week for a total of 5 hours weekly. Approximately 2/3 of presentations are by our EM attending physicians or guest faculty, and 1/3 by emergency medicine residents
- Multiple in-house moonlighting opportunities exist for PGY2 and PGY3 residents. Moonlighting shifts are available in the low-acuity Flex portion of ORMC Emergency Department as well as Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital and supervised by our attendings.
- Residents are evaluated at the end of each rotation. Bi-annual formal evaluations are conducted according to RRC standards. Residents are evaluated and develop based on attending, mentor, patient, and ancillary staff evaluations
- 3 letters of recommendation are recommended. The Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) CORD format is highly suggested, which can be found at www.cordem.org.
- No, the program requires USMLE scores.
- 3 blocks of elective time (1 block PGY2, 2 blocks PGY3) - sample electives: ultrasound, research, Hawaii Community Medicine, ophthalmology, radiology, administration, and others
- There are 4 weeks of vacation yearly, taken in 1-week blocks. This includes one week during Christmas or New Year
- There are 2 locally organized community service organizations with regular resident participation: Shepard's Hope and the Coalition for the Homeless
- Each resident is required to produce at least one scholarly project per RRC standards.
- Currently we offer fellowships in Administration/Research, Emergency Medical Services, Pediatrics, Simulation, and Ultrasound
- Pediatric exposure is incorporated into 20-25% of each EM month. During the PGY1 year there is a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Medicine month. PGY2 residents have a one month rotation in the PICU / NICU.
- The EM residency is well established and has existed since 1986. It has full departmental status. Many of the EM faculty hold key administration positions in the hospital system, including the Chief Medical Officer for ORMC and Orlando Health’s Chief of Corporate Research Operations. The residents are well known for being hard-working, intelligent, and easy to work with, which earns the program a great deal of respect from other services.
- The program historically has a 99+% 1st time EM board certification passage rate