The WVU EM Residency aims to provide residents and students with a state of the art, evidence based education in Emergency Medicine.  Our conference day is each Thursday from 8a-1pm.  Residents are protected clinically, regardless of service, in order to attend conference.    The residency utilizes a variety of didactic styles in order to ensure interactive discussions and active learning by participants.

Didactic curriculum is designed to cover all topics in the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine every 36 months.

Grand Rounds

 8-9 am each Thursday

Given by faculty, PGY 3 residents, and nationally recognized guest speakers

Talks aimed at being evidence based, current, and highly relevant to Emergency Medicine practice

Clinical Controversies Conference

Conference focused on a current clinical controversy in the Emergency Medicine literature

Debate style conference moderated by faculty members

Residents provided relevant literature and take a side in the debate

Great opportunity for fun, active learning while applying principles of integrating medical literature into clinical practice

Bouncebacks Conference

Review of real-life cases returning to the ED within 72 hours of the initial visit

Faculty moderator presents the case

Panel of PGY 2 residents works through the case, generating the differentials, diagnostic plans, and identifying areas of the case that went well as well as those that did not go so well

Opportunity for active learning while learning to work with a team and learn from the lessons of others

Core Content Lecture Series

 Lecture series focused upon mastering the core medical knowledge of Emergency Medicine

Talks given by faculty and residents with the assistance of faculty mentors

Series makes sure you master the knowledge base needed to practice independently and pass your boards

Flipped Classroom

Interactive sessions focused on emerging or infrequently covered topics in EM

Entirely active learning conference

Faculty led sessions where faculty provide educational materials to be reviewed by residents before conference

During sessions, faculty lead discussions and answer resident questions regarding the selected topic

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Held monthly, focused upon nonjudgmental discussion of medical director selected cases involving significant morbidity or mortality

Opportunity for discussion of medical management, quality improvement opportunities, medical error, systems based issues, and root cause analysis

Led by PGY3 residents with faculty mentorship

Journal Club

Held on a monthly basis during conference time

Goal of journal club is to help residents analyze and interpret the medical literature

Radiology Conference

Joint conference led by Emergency Medicine and Emergency Radiology faculty

Interactive experience focused upon teaching image interpretation from an Emergency Medicine perspective

Images reviewed include CT, plain radiographs, MRI, and ultrasound from actual ED patients

Board Preparation

Several written board review sessions led by Program Leadership per year with a focus upon high yield board review information

Oral board preparation accomplished through multiple sessions per year, including E-Oral board sessions

Critical Care Chalk Talk

Interactive discussions regarding management of the critically ill patient in the ED

Gregory Seftick Wilderness Medicine Day

Annual conference held in honor of Dr. Gregory Seftick, a WVU EM Residency alumnus who passed away while backcountry skiing in the Grand Tetons

Capatilizes on the beautiful outdoor location of West Virginia as the perfect place for wilderness medicine

Outdoor, full conference day focused on learning skills to take care of patients who become ill or injured in austere settings