Why St. Luke’s Emergency Medicine?
Faculty-Led Teaching & Mentorship
Our faculty are experienced educators with fellowship training and expertise in:
- Medical simulation
Faculty strive to provide hands-on instruction to small teams with low resident-to-faculty ratios. This team-based approach provides support and guidance allowing residents to excel clinically while gradually assuming more patient care responsibility as their training progresses. Additionally, residents are paired with faculty mentors to ensure their personal growth and academic success.
We have created a dynamic educational program intended to be high-yield and interactive. Our intern orientation curriculum is designed to foster camaraderie and introduce key concepts that will ease the transition from student to resident physician. Orientation includes foundational lectures, EKG and imaging workshops, simulation cases, and procedural skills labs. Our weekly resident didactics incorporate a wide variety of teaching methods, including small group discussions, case-based learning, simulation and ultrasound labs, and off-campus journal clubs. Program content is theme based. Themes are assigned according to the weighted frequency by which topics appear on the ABEM board certification exam and the Models of Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. Additionally, we discuss topics related to quality improvement, patient safety and physician wellness. This curriculum repeats every 18 months thus exposing our residents to all pertinent material at least twice during their residency. Asynchronous/independent learning platforms are available through Rosh Review, AccessEM and additional FOAMed resources.
To provide a dynamic training experience, residents rotate amongst multiple campuses within the St. Luke’s system as well as the academic tertiary/Level I Trauma Centers of our Bethlehem campus and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Because of this, residents are exposed to both urban and rural practice environments ensuring that we are creating clinicians who are versatile and adaptive to any emergency setting.