emergency medicine

Emergency Medicine Faculty

Residents

Western Reserve Hospital is one of five hospital sites for the Northeast Ohio Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residency. Other partnered institutions include Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital (base hospital), Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, and St. John's Hospital in Westlake. The four year comprehensive program conforms to the requirements as set forth by the American Osteopathic Association Basic Standards for Residency Training in Emergency Medicine. Each training site utilizes training faculty who are committed to the education of Osteopathic emergency physicians, and have input to the program director at the base institution

Mission and Vision

The Mission of the WRH NEOOEM Residency training site is to develop a competent osteopathic physician, skilled in the practice of Emergency Medicine. This is accomplished by providing an intense, diversified experience that will provide the resident with the confidence to practice competently and efficiently regardless of the chosen practice environment. WRH provides the opportunity to become academically and procedurally proficient through immersion in intensive care, trauma, advanced life support, and subspecialty exposures to all age groups, along with instruction in text, journal, and electronic resources. The ultimate goal of our training program is excellence in patient care, recognized by colleagues and patients alike.

General Program

The four year Emergency Medicine Residency Program is carefully structured to provide a broad base of exposure to resident trainees for medical and surgical emergencies of all ages, while giving a structured didactic curriculum. Clinical rotations are arranged to expose each resident to critical care, surgical subspecialties, pediatrics, trauma, EMS, research, and administrative duties. A minimum of 18 months of emergency medicine rotations are arranged to provide a progressive level of responsibility for patient care. The seven AOA Core Competencies are an integral part of both the clinical and didactic portion of the program. Residents are monitored daily and evaluated monthly by their preceptors. A quarterly review is completed the program director to evaluate the progress of each individual resident. The program utilizes direct observation, monthly evaluations, yearly in-service examination, simulations labs, and mock oral board examinations to ensure competency in the Emergency Medicine competencies. Research is encouraged and nurtured through the entire training program. Each resident is trained and must keep current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).

Curriculum

The Emergency Medicine residency follows the curricular requirements as set forth by the ACOEP and the AOA Basic Standards. The following is an example of the 4 year EM curriculum:

PGY 1

  • 5 months - Emergency Medicine (22 nine-hour shifts per month)
  • 1 month - Internal Medicine
  • 1 month - Internal Medicine House Nights
  • 1 month - General Surgery
  • 1 month - Cardiology
  • 1 month - Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron)
  • 1 month - Obstetrics/Gynecology (Summa Akron City Hospital)
  • 1 month - Orthopedic Surgery

PGY 2

  • 6 months - Emergency Medicine (20 nine-hour shifts per month)
  • 1 month - Internal Medicine
  • 1 month - Critical Care
  • 1 month - Radiology/Anesthesiology
  • 1 month - Cardiology
  • 1 month - Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron)
  • 1 month - Orthopedic Surgery

PGY 3

  • 8 months - Emergency Medicine (18 nine-hour shifts per month)
  • 1 month - Neurology
  • 1 month - Trauma and Life Flight (MetroHealth Medical Center)
  • 1 month - Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron)
  • 1 month - Orthopedic Surgery

PGY 4

  • 8 months - Emergency Medicine (16 nine-hour shifts per month)
  • 1 month - Trauma and Life Flight (MetroHealth Medical Center)
  • 1 month - Administration
  • 2 months - Electives

Didactics

Throughout the 4 year residency, a comprehensive program will be presented to the residents including:

  • Simulation lab at both Akron City and South Pointe Hospitals
  • skills lab
  • ATLS dog lab
  • Emergency ultrasound lectures and hands-on training
  • weekly didactics based upon Tintinalli's or Rosen's texts
  • Journal Club
  • Oral board review
  • Research
  • OMM
  • CORE Residency Academic Program
  • BLS, ACLS, and PALS

Note: Specific clinical and didactic elements may change based upon preceptor availability, standard changes, or program director discretion

Emergency Medicine Didactics Schedule 2015-2016