Didactics

Our weekly didactic & teaching sessions will occur from 8am-1pm, every Tuesday throughout the academic year.

A great deal of study and planning has gone into the design of this section of our residency program. Over the last several years, there has been a movement away from traditional 1-hour presentations, with adult-learner centered methodologies being incorporated with great success. As a new residency, we are able to build from scratch a curriculum that will use the latest methodologies and technology to deliver your education.

We have developed many different modalities to deliver the content that is required for success in EM, including a heavy focus on smaller-group instruction. A sampling of a PGY1 modality breakdown is shown below:

As can be seen, we have built-in a wealth of Simulation time, which will utilize our Stritch School of Medicine Simulation Lab. We are very fortunate to have access to this area, and the high-quality teaching rooms that are located nearby for the didactic part of the weekly conferences. Dr. Trent Reed, one of our EM Core Faculty, has been the Director of Simulation for the Stritch School of Medicine for several years, and is a key part of this educational area for our residency.

The conferences are built around 18-month blocks, that will be rotated twice during your residency. Core content is assigned using the EM Model of Clinical Practice and sessions are built around these topics. Our EM Faculty have delivered lectures, designed and delivered Simulation sessions, both locally to our medical students and at the national level.

Multiple additional breakout sessions are planned including:

  1. Combined Conferences utilizing our large number of consultant and specialty services
  2. Dedicated longitudinal sessions for key areas like Resuscitation, Airway Management, Documentation, EKG Review, CV & Career-Building, and many others
  3. Key procedures will be taught utilizing technology already available to Loyola residents

All of our classrooms are equipped with the ability to record lectures and group sessions, but key to our residency is your presence at our weekly conferences, so with rare exception you will be able to attend your conferences during both EM rotations and off-service rotations alike. This is a crucial piece for building a new EM program.

The teaching, however, will not stop at the weekly conferences. Multiple modalities are being developed to ensure on-shift teaching is a large part of your training, including dedicated times for group on-shift teaching sessions, and coordinated shift finish times to allow for teaching and mentoring outside of the ED.

Put simply, our educational environment will provide everything needed to deliver a world-class Emergency Medicine education to you and your colleagues. Your contribution to your education is also crucial. As a resident, you will have a teaching curriculum that you will develop and deliver during each year of your training with us. We will provide guidance, mentorship, and constructive evaluations to allow you to hone the skills needed to be an effective and efficient teaching physician.