Curriculum

The Valley Health System Emergency Medicine Residency curriculum will prepare residents to work within the complex team environment of a busy emergency department. During the three years of residency training, our residents will become highly skilled at all facets of evaluating and managing all types of emergent conditions.

Rotations for Emergency Medicine residents will primarily take place at five sites including:

Our network of hospitals will enable our residents to train in an integrated system of care with a broad scope of specialties and experiences. Each emergency department within our system provides unique patient presentations and pathology that will give our residents broad exposure to acutely ill patients.

Our organized didactic curriculum covers the core content for emergency medicine within a two-year period. Small group and simulation sessions are regularly utilized alongside 30-minute interactive didactic sessions.

Required resident rotations during our three-year curriculum include EMS, Emergency Ultrasound, and ED Administration. All residents are required to complete a scholarly work project as well as quality and safety projects.

Sample Rotation Schedule

Year 1

4 weeks
Emergency Medicine (Centennial Hills)
2 weeks
Obstetrics (Centennial Hills)
4 weeks
Emergency Medicine (Desert Springs)
4 weeks
Inpatient Medicine (Desert Springs)
4 weeks
MICU (Spring Valley)
16 weeks
Emergency Medicine (Summerlin)
4 weeks
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
(Summerlin)
2 weeks
Ultrasound (Summerlin)
2 weeks
EMS (Summerlin)
4 weeks
Trauma Surgery (UC Davis)
2 weeks
Gynecology (Volunteers in Medicine of
Southern Nevada)

 

  • Rotations are scheduled by calendar months, with 12 months per academic year of training (one month = four weeks).
  • UC Davis Trauma Rotation and Rural EM Rotation: travel, lodging, and per diem for food is provided by our program.
  • Year 3 Elective: resident choice of away rotations in Toxicology, Disaster Medicine, Pediatric EM, etc., or can spend additional time on Research, Administration, Ultrasound or EMS.