Emergency Medicine Clerkship Curriculum: An Update and Revision

Authors

  • David E. Manthey MD,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (DEM), Winston-Salem, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine (DSA), Atlanta, GA; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Duke University (DCG), Durham, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida–Jacksonville (TM), Jacksonville, FL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College (SCS), Chicago, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center (MDS), Cleveland, OH; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico (DR), Albuquerque, NM; and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center (LGT), Albany, NY.
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  • Douglas S. Ander MD,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (DEM), Winston-Salem, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine (DSA), Atlanta, GA; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Duke University (DCG), Durham, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida–Jacksonville (TM), Jacksonville, FL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College (SCS), Chicago, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center (MDS), Cleveland, OH; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico (DR), Albuquerque, NM; and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center (LGT), Albany, NY.
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  • David C. Gordon,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (DEM), Winston-Salem, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine (DSA), Atlanta, GA; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Duke University (DCG), Durham, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida–Jacksonville (TM), Jacksonville, FL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College (SCS), Chicago, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center (MDS), Cleveland, OH; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico (DR), Albuquerque, NM; and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center (LGT), Albany, NY.
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  • Tom Morrissey MD,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (DEM), Winston-Salem, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine (DSA), Atlanta, GA; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Duke University (DCG), Durham, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida–Jacksonville (TM), Jacksonville, FL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College (SCS), Chicago, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center (MDS), Cleveland, OH; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico (DR), Albuquerque, NM; and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center (LGT), Albany, NY.
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  • Scott C. Sherman MD,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (DEM), Winston-Salem, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine (DSA), Atlanta, GA; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Duke University (DCG), Durham, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida–Jacksonville (TM), Jacksonville, FL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College (SCS), Chicago, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center (MDS), Cleveland, OH; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico (DR), Albuquerque, NM; and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center (LGT), Albany, NY.
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  • Michael D. Smith MD,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (DEM), Winston-Salem, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine (DSA), Atlanta, GA; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Duke University (DCG), Durham, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida–Jacksonville (TM), Jacksonville, FL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College (SCS), Chicago, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center (MDS), Cleveland, OH; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico (DR), Albuquerque, NM; and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center (LGT), Albany, NY.
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  • Diane Rimple MD,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (DEM), Winston-Salem, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine (DSA), Atlanta, GA; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Duke University (DCG), Durham, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida–Jacksonville (TM), Jacksonville, FL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College (SCS), Chicago, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center (MDS), Cleveland, OH; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico (DR), Albuquerque, NM; and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center (LGT), Albany, NY.
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  • Lorraine G. Thibodeau MD,

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (DEM), Winston-Salem, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine (DSA), Atlanta, GA; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Duke University (DCG), Durham, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida–Jacksonville (TM), Jacksonville, FL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College (SCS), Chicago, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center (MDS), Cleveland, OH; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico (DR), Albuquerque, NM; and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center (LGT), Albany, NY.
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  • on behalf of Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) Curriculum Revision Group

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (DEM), Winston-Salem, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory School of Medicine (DSA), Atlanta, GA; the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Duke University (DCG), Durham, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida–Jacksonville (TM), Jacksonville, FL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College (SCS), Chicago, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center (MDS), Cleveland, OH; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico (DR), Albuquerque, NM; and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center (LGT), Albany, NY.
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  • Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) Curriculum Revision Group members are listed in Appendix A.

Address for correspondence and reprints: David E. Manthey, MD; e-mail: DManthey@wfubmc.edu.

Abstract

In 2006, the latest version of a national curriculum for the fourth-year emergency medicine (EM) clerkship was published. Over the past several years, that curriculum has been implemented across multiple clerkships. The previous curriculum was found to be too long and detailed to cover in 4 weeks. As well, updates to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)’s form and function document, which guides the structure of a clerkship, have occurred. Combining experience, updated guidelines, and the collective wisdom of members of the national organization of the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM), an update and revision of the fourth-year EM clerkship educational syllabi has been developed.

ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2010; 17:638–643 © 2010 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

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