The ultimate goal of the residency program is to produce excellent clinicians. As the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Southeast New England, our residents are exposed to a diverse patient population with high acuity and wide ranging clinical pathology. Our system is intentionally designed to produce attending physicians capable of handling anything that walks through the door. We value graded responsibility throughout each year of residency. Interns are encouraged to focus on learning, working primarily in a dedicated teaching side of the ED, staffed with an extra resident to allow for instruction. Second year resident’s are expected to run a sixteen bed unit of the ED, working with a dedicated attending physician. At Brown, the third year is the clinical highlight. Residents are expected to become competent in managing critically ill and injured patients in the ED’s twelve bed Critical Care alley.
Senior residents are required to demonstrate excellence in teaching, proficiency in functioning autonomously and efficiency in improving patient flow. As a four-year residency, Brown offers an enhanced clinical and academic experience with opportunities for research, electives and individual career development. Ultimately, Brown not only produces the finest emergency medicine clinicians, but also creates an environment conducive to supporting the individual resident’s career goals.
Block Schedule 2012-2013
|Fast Track||Miriam ED||ED||ED|
|Trauma ICU||Trauma||ED/Pediatric Anesthesia||ED|
|Pediatric ICU||Pediatric ICU||MICU||ED/Elective|
At Brown, resident education is paramount, and nothing proves this more than our weekly conference. The backbone of our didactic education, the weekly conference, encompasses a number of regularly scheduled series including traditional core competency lectures, morbidity and mortality conference, grand rounds with nationally renown speakers, hands on animal and manikin procedure labs, high fidelity simulation sessions, and an EKG and Radiology series.
Not only does the weekly conference impart the book knowledge needed to become an excellent emergency physician but it also serves as an outlet for residents to develop the skills necessary to become educators in the field. In keeping with our concept of graduated responsibility in the clinical realm, residents have a graduated level of responsible as it pertains to helping to educate the other residents and faculty. 1st year resident are responsible for presenting our monthly journal club, 2nd years present at our monthly toxicology conference, 3rd years present the CPC series and trauma conferences, and 4th years present a grand rounds lecture before graduating. The time and energy that is incorporated into each and every educational experience, both clinical and didactic, is obvious. Our faculty have devoted themselves to making Brown one of the premier Emergency Medicine programs in the country.