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Curriculum Overview

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Core Conference Experience:
Five hours of protected timer per week on Wednesday mornings from 7am-noon  

Core Conference:
Core conference is structured to cover the "Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine" which provides the basis for all examinations by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. 

Multidisciplinary Conferences:
We have joint conferences with pediatrics, trauma, and nursing.   

Journal Club and Research Workshop:
There is a monthly journal club and research workshop.  Residents critique articles based on a topic of their choice.  Then a period of time is devoted to the research curriculum and residents have protected time to work on their research projects.   

Small Group Learning:
We utilize small groups to review ECGs and radiology images.  Part of the ECGs reviewed are pulled from our STEMI activations. Clinical history is provided to the residents and they interpret the ECG as a STEMI or not a STEMI.  Their decision is compared with whether the patient received a coronary intervention or had a rise in their troponin.    

Procedure workshops:
Splinting workshop: run by Orthopedic residents Slit Lamp and tonopen workshop: run by Ophthalmology residents Nasopharyngeal scoping: run by ENT residents

KUH - The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS (primary teaching site)
KCKFD - Kansas City, KS Fire Department
CMH - Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
LMH - Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS

PGY1

Location

WK 1

WK 2

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WK 12

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KUH

EM
Orientation

EM

EM

EM

EM

EM

EM Ultrasound
(2 weeks)
Ortho Surgery
(2 weeks)

OB

MICU

Anesthesia
(2 weeks)
Stroke Service
(2 weeks)

Trauma
Surgery
ICU &
Night Float

In-Training
Exam Prep
(2 weeks)

KCKFD

EMS
(2 weeks)

CMH

Pediatric
EM


PGY2

Location

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KUH

EM

EM

EM

EM

EM

EM

EM

Anesthesia
(2 weeks)
EM
(2 weeks)

Elective*

SICU

CCU

CMH

Pediatric
EM

LMH

Community EM


PGY3

Location

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KUH

EM

EM

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EM

EM

EM

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Elective*

EM
Administration

EM
Teaching

PICU

CMH

Pediatric
EM

*Residents may arrange out-of-town or international electives at the discretion of the program director.

KU Medical CenterThe University of Kansas Hospital - Kansas City, Kansas

Primary training site for the EM residency program. Level 1 Trauma Center, 3 helipads, adult and pediatric burn center, accredited chest pain center, and an advanced comprehensive stroke center. For the 12th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked The University of Kansas Hospital among the nation's best hospitals. Consistently named the Best Hospital in Kansas City and the Best Hospital in Kansas. Rankings are based on reputation and patient outcomes data, including survival and safety.


Children's Mercy Hospital exteriorChildren's Mercy Hospital - Kansas City, Missouri

Children's Mercy Hospital (CMH) is nationally recognized for delivering high-quality, compassionate pediatric care. CMH is the only free-standing children's hospital between St. Louis and Denver and provide comprehensive care for patients from birth to 21. Children's Mercy consistently is ranked among the leading children's hospitals in the nation.


Lawrence Memorial Hospital - Lawrence, Kansas
Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) is dedicated to providing personal and high-quality health and wellness services for the people of Lawrence and the extended community. At LMH, residents develop the ability to recognize, stabilize, and resuscitate the full range of patient conditions that present to a community emergency department.

During an Emergency Medicine residency at our main training site, The University of Kansas Health System, our residents learn the advanced ultrasound skills necessary to successfully implement ultrasound into the care of their patients. Rapid diagnosis and treatment in the critically ill is a necessity, and ultrasound has come to the forefront for both diagnostic and procedural intervention.

Students

Through the University of Kansas School of Medicine, the Emergency Department offers a 4-week clinical Emergency Ultrasound rotation to 4th-year medical students applying to Emergency Medicine residency. Students interested in participating in the rotation should contact Bradley Jackson, M.D. at bjackson2@kumc.edu.

Interns

Interns participate in a two-day Emergency Ultrasound course during orientation where they are introduced to the basics of clinical bedside ultrasound. These skills are further developed during an ultrasound rotation in the first year of residency through bedside training and clinical exams.

Senior Residents

Senior residents looking to further hone their skills and move to more advanced scans may participate in an elective rotation. This rotation allows the resident a month to focus on developing advanced skills in bedside ultrasound while performing clinical exams within the Emergency Department. Ultrasound skills also continue to progress through residency for our senior residents as they are highly encouraged to implement ultrasound into daily clinical practice.

Fellowship

We also offer fellowship training with an ultrasound focus for those who want to prepare themselves to be leaders within the Emergency Medicine community. During this year-long fellowship, fellows will continue to develop their ultrasound skills at the bedside, but the focus will be learning the skills necessary to administrate a successful ultrasound program.

More information on the fellowship can be found on the Society of Ultrasound Fellowships (SCUF) website. Interested applicants may also contact Bradley Jackson, M.D. at jackson2@kumc.edu.

Residents propose and design a one-month elective rotation in their field of interest during years two and three.  Examples include event medicine where residents have the opportunity to work with the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, NASCAR, and certain T-Mobile Center events; hyperbaric medicine; advanced ultrasound; neuro ICU; ophthalmology; cardiac consults; air EMS; wilderness medicine; and international rotations.  Elective rotations are scheduled at the discretion of the program director.

Previous elective rotations include, but are not limited to:

  • Event Medicine
  • Emergency Ultrasound
  • Emergency Ultrasound Administration
  • Neurological ICU
  • Cardiology Consultations
  • Opthamalogy
  • Air EMS
  • Sports Medicine
  • Research elective
  • Hyperbarics/Observation Medicine
  • Community Emergency Medicine
  • International Rotation
School of Medicine

The University of Kansas Medical Center
Emergency Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1045
Kansas City, KS 66160