We have developed an engaging and dynamic evidence-based emergency medicine curriculum here at Kendall. The curriculum provides each of our residents with excellent foundation in clinical skills in all the key areas of training that will help you reach your career goals. For those who join us, your training starts with a 4-week orientation block followed by 38 4-week rotation blocks composed of clinical rotations, formal didactics, simulations, ultrasound training, bedside teaching, online modules, and hands-on skills sessions. We also have longitudinal curricula in pediatrics, the business of medicine, quality improvement, research, and education!
During the orientation block in July, all ED interns work a reduced number of shifts and participate in a learning curriculum designed to facilitate a smooth transition into residency.
Six 4-week rotation blocks are spent in the emergency department during the PGY-1 year.
Residents rotate with attending anesthesiologists to learn advanced airway and ventilator management techniques as well as maintenance and monitoring of anesthesia mostly in the OR setting within hospital. (2 week vacation this block)
Cardiology / Electrophysiology (EP)
This is a dual rotation of 4 week rotation which includes 2 weeks following interventional cardiologist and attending all STEMI alerts and be involved in catheterization lab. Inpatient cardiology rotation focuses on the evaluation and management of hospitalized patients with acute and chronic cardiac conditions. The second part is a EP cardiology 2 week rotation which is geared toward further development of skills with advanced electrophysiology relevant to emergency medicine providers. The Emergency Medicine Resident functions as a consult physician for the cardiology attending.
Intensive Care Unit
The ICU rotation works with internal medicine teams for the evaluation and treatment of critically ill patients in both Medical and Cardiac Care Units. The intern on service reports to the PGY-3 Emergency Resident which will be on rotation with intern throughout entire block.
This rotation works within the Emergency Department to focus on management of common ED injuries to help with procedures including lacerations, ultrasound IV, anesthesia blocks, fracture and dislocation reductions, procedural sedation as some examples. (1 week vacation this block)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
This rotation focuses on developing the knowledge and procedural skills to manage pediatric emergency patients in our pediatric ED side. This experience is continued on longitudinal Pediatric shifts throughout the remainder of residency where 1-2 shifts are usually assigned every month you are in an EM block.
Residents will work with the Trauma Surgery team for 2 weeks and participate in the care of patients with emphasis on evaluation and resuscitation of traumatic injuries and their management on the floors. EMS rotation is 2 weeks and includes ride along as doctor with Miami Dade Fire Rescue personnel and exposure to pre hospital medicine and setting.
All PGY-1 residents have a dedicated 3-week ultrasound rotation followed by dedicated longitudinal ultrasound experiences monthly throughout the remainder of residency. Rotation is paired with PGY-3 during most of rotation. (1 week vacation this block)
Ten 4-week rotation blocks are spent in the emergency department during the PGY-2 year. Time in the emergency department includes a focus on the evaluation and management of emergent and life-threatening conditions and more efficient delivery of patient care. (One EM block will have 1 week vacation)
Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Obstetrics-Gynecology rotation is primarily designed to provide exposure and confidence in management of management of patients undergoing labor or other emergent gynecological issues. Residents are assigned to work under the direct supervision of an attending gynecologist. (1 week vacation this block)
All residents have a three-week elective rotation in their PGY-2 year. You may arrange an elective within the HCA system or you may gather information on an outside rotation and apply for approval through the GME office. Some options include Hyperbaric Medicine, Outpatient Sports Medicine, Ultrasound, Research, Wilderness Medicine, Ultrasound. (2 week vacation this block)
Surgical and Burn Intensive Care Unit
This rotation will allow the resident to expand their knowledge of evaluation and management of the critically ill surgical patient in concert with Surgical, Trauma, and Burn teams.
During the orientation block, all PGY-3s work a reduced number of shifts and participate in a curriculum designed to facilitate senior level resident leadership and supervision skills. All residents will complete a mini teaching fellowship with training in advanced presentation and lecture skills.
Nine 4-week rotation blocks are spent in the emergency department during the PGY-3 year. This rotation focuses on honing the clinical skills achieved during the first two years of residency and the development of supervisory and administrative abilities required to manage an emergency department and succeed as independent practitioners.
(One EM block will have 1 week vacation)
All PGY-3 residents have a dedicated 3-week ultrasound rotation. PGY-3 residents will participate in training medical students, interns and junior residents in point of care ultrasound image acquisition and interpretation.
(1 week vacation this block)
This rotation provides an opportunity for the resident to further their skills in the evaluation and management of multiple critically ill medical and surgical patients. The resident will also oversee the Emergency PGY-1 resident on service.
PICU and NICU rotation will develop knowledge of evaluation and management of critically ill neonatal and pediatric patients for two weeks each. The residents will work in conjunction with the advanced practice clinicians and ICU faculty.
All residents have a four-week elective rotation in their PGY-3 year. You may arrange an elective within the HCA system or you may gather information on an outside rotation and apply for approval through the GME office. Some options include Hyperbaric Medicine, Outpatient Sports Medicine, Ultrasound, Research, Wilderness Medicine, Ultrasound.
(2 week vacation this block)