Emergency Medicine


In addition to clinical rotations, residents receive formal education through a variety of didactic and interactive formats.

Core Conference

Core Conference

Residents are excused from clinical duties every Wednesday morning to attend 4 1/2 hour education program in Emergency Medicine. Lectures and workshops are conducted by EM faculty, visiting faculty, and residents. Joint lectures with other training programs, such as critical care, surgery, pediatrics, and internal medicine, are also a part of the core curriculum. We are extremely fortunate to have this mix of outstanding interdisciplanary sessions. Grand Rounds (given by outside invited leaders in EM), EM-ICU case conference, Trauma case conference, and Pediatrics case conference are held monthly.

In addition to lectures, a host of other teaching modalities are used during core conference including:

PALS Laboratory

Morning Didactics

Every morning at 7:30AM Stanford faculty lead teaching rounds and didactics focus of various topics common to the practice of emergency medicine and guide residents through the tricks of the trade.

Senior-Directed Curriculum

This four-hour conference for R3 senior residents is held every other month. Topics address issues pertinent to recent residency graduates: career planning and advancement, contract negotiations, insurance, billing and coding, medicolegal issues, etc.

Residency Program Group
Past Chief Resident Kit Delgado wins Best Research Project & Best Presentation at 2009 CAL-ACEP Scientific Assembly.

Journal Club

Journal Club

Journal club is held one evening a month in an informal setting: either the home of a faculty member or a local restaurant with all residents excused from clinical duties to attend. Emphasis is placed on learning how to critically read medical literature and foster discussion between residents and faculty, as well as to find current research that may change one’s practice. Journal clubs may be theme-based, joint meetings with other programs such as pediatrics, internal medicine, or surgery or reviews of a variety of recent articles.  Each journal club there is 10-15 minute presentation on teaching points related to statistics and reseach methodology. They are also a great chance for residents and faculty to have a relaxing evening together.

Clinical Rotations

Residents complete a 3-year clinical curriculum that emphasizes a broad training experience as interns and progresses to graduated responsibility in the Emergency Department throughout the second and third years.   Click below to view the rotations for each year.

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