Date Issued: 05/19/2003
Prior Revision Date: 07/27/2010
Date Reviewed and Revised: 06/09/2011

Emergency Medicine Elective Curriculum

Department:  Emergency Medicine
Faculty Director: Ramano Sprueil, M.D
Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Offered: All
Length of Rotation: 4 weeks
Maximum number of residents: 1 (PGY-2 or PGY-3)
First Day Contact: Ramano Sprueil - (972) 567-6782
First Day Time: To be arranged. (Review Orientation Notes)
First Day Place: Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Room

  1. Course Description:
  2. The resident will work in the Emergency Room of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.  The resident will be responsible for first-line evaluation, management and disposition of patients in the emergency room. The resident will be exposed to a diversity of cases, which will provide the resident with a wide experience in Emergency Medicine.  The resident will have constant supervision and communication with the emergency room attending.  The ACGME duty hour requirement will be strictly followed.

  3. Course Goals and Objectives: (based on ACGME competencies for resident education and modified for medical student education)

Patient Care: Residents are expected to provide care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease and at the end of life.


Medical Knowledge: Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices:


Interpersonal and Communication Skills : Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care teams.


Professionalism:  Residents are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession, and society.


Systems-Based Practice: Residents are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve and optimize health care.


III. Methods of instruction:

    1. Didactic (schedule, topic, faculty)
    2. Daily residents conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - IM Training Room
      Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Clinical Ground Rounds - IM Training Room
      Wednesday afternoons 12:15-1:00 p.m. - Internal Medicine Update - Haggar Hall

    3. Clinical

Residents are assigned to an Emergency Medicine physician. The resident is expected to work with the physicians. Residents are expected to attend every noon conference, except when they are working night shifts.