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Graduate Medical Education

Curriculum

Emergency

Our overriding goal is to provide comprehensive, academic emergency medicine training in a friendly community hospital environment.

Bethlehem Campus The Emergency Medicine Residency Program prepares residents for board certification in emergency medicine. All residents attend an advanced airway course, base station medical command course and become certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS). Our clinical rotation schedule is outlined below.

Residents have 2 ½ months of elective time to customize their training. Some elective options include EM education (clinical and/or didactic), aeromedicine, international medicine, toxicology, ultrasound, longitudinal EMS, NICU, infectious disease, and sports medicine.

Comprehensive Ultrasound Education

  • Having trained residents in bedside ultrasound for more than 25 years, the use of ultrasound is integrated into the daily care residents provide
  • Residents participate in a 2-day training course in bedside ultrasound in their first month of the program
  • Every attending is credentialed in ED ultrasound
  • Every month in the ED is an ultrasound month for our residents
  • Residents are given formal feedback from our US Director on every ultrasound study they perform
  • Specialty # Blocks
    Emergency Medicine
    (Bethlehem & Allentown Campuses)
     8
    Medical Critical Care  1
    Surgical Critical Care  1
    Obstetrics  1
    Elective  1
    Toxicology .5
    Anesthesia .5
  • Specialty # Blocks
    Emergency Medicine
    (Bethlehem & Allentown Campuses)
     7.5
    Medical Critical Care  1
    Surgical Critical Care  1
    Trauma  1 
    Elective  1
    Pediatric Critical Care  1
    Emergency Medical Services .5
  • Specialty # Blocks
    Emergency Medicine
    (Bethlehem & Allentown Campuses)
    10
    Critical Care Selective 1
    Trauma 1
    Elective 1