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CURRICULUM

The curriculum is designed to expose residents to the full range of topics, experiences, technical procedures and concepts relevant to emergency medicine that will prepare them to meet our residency’s educational goals. It's divided into clinical (on- and off-service rotations), didactic (conference, lecture, small groups, simulation), and literature-based curricula (required readings and scholarly activities).

Our residents also have protected time to attend weekly conference and lecture series every Thursday from 8AM to 12PM. Presentations are given by varied speakers including emergency medicine faculty and residents, staff from other specialties, and local and national guest speakers. The last hour of conference is dedicated to small group and simulation-based learning. Residents are divided into 4-5 groups and will participate in: 

DIAGNOSTICS

ORAL BOARDS

ULTRASOUND

SIMULATION 

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE

WELLNESS

PGY-1

Interns start off July with one month of orientation involving ACLS/ATLS training, lectures, simulations, and plenty of procedure and ultrasound practice. There is a total of four 4-hour "shadow shifts" at the main ED at OLOL during the month as well. This is designed to help ease our new residents into the ED workflow, seeing different pathologies, using EPIC, and getting to know everyone! There is always close supervision with either upper-level residents and attendings.  Throughout the year, interns are encouraged to see as many critical patients as they're comfortable with and perform procedures including intubations, central lines, chest tubes, reductions, and many more. Interns have 3 weeks of vacation for the year.

6 MONTHS of 

ADULT EMERGENCY MEDICINE

OLOLRMC (4 months) and Baton Rouge General (2 months)

1 MONTH of

ULTRASOUND/EMS

OLOLRMC and East Baton Rouge Parish EMS

2 MONTHS of

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY

MEDICINE

OLOL Children's Hospital 

1 MONTH of

LABOR & DELIVERY

Woman's Hospital

1 MONTH of

ADULT MEDICAL ICU

OLOLRMC or Baton Rouge General

1 MONTH of

ORIENTATION

OLOLRMC shadow shifts, MEIC, Sim Center

PGY-2

Second-year is focused on helping residents manage multiple patients, become more efficient in the ED workflow, and supervising and teaching interns. PGY-2's are expected to run all level 1 and level 2 traumas, initiate appropriate medical/trauma resuscitations, and assist PGY-1's with any procedures. During ICU months, they will have plenty of opportunities to learn how to care for critical patients and are expected to act as code leaders. Second years have four weeks of total vacation.

8 MONTHS of 

ADULT/PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE

OLOLRMC/OLOLCH (6 months) and Baton Rouge General (2 months)

1 MONTH of

TRAUMA ICU

OLOLRMC

2 MONTHS of

ADULT MEDICAL ICU

OLOLRMC and Baton Rouge General

1 MONTH of

PEDIATRIC ICU

OLOLCH

PGY-3

As a third year, residents are encouraged to act as junior level attendings, managing multiple patients while supervising lower-level residents and medical students.  The EMS rotation allows residents to experience and appreciate the pre-hospital care provided by our first responders in the field.  One final ICU month allows residents to hone in on their critical care skills before hitting the real world.  Finally, third years have the opportunity during their elective month to focus on those areas of emergency medicine that are most important to them.  Popular choices include ultrasound, pediatric anesthesia, research, or a teaching elective. Third years have four weeks of vacation time.  

8 MONTHS of 

ADULT/PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE

OLOLRMC/OLOLCH (6 months) and Baton Rouge General (2 months)

1 MONTH of Acting Attending Shifts/EMS

OLOLRMC and East Baton Rouge Parish EMS

1 MONTH of

ED/QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

OLOLRMC (4 shift reduction) and Multi-Disciplinary/Safety Rounds

1 MONTH of

ADULT MEDICAL ICU

Baton Rouge General

1 MONTH of ELECTIVE

Choose from established rotations, including Acting/Teaching Attending

LSUHSC Baton Rouge Emergency Medicine

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