EM Residency Spotlight
Submitted by Wright State University Emergency Medicine Residency
Happy summer, everyone! Our integrated EM residency is one of the oldest accredited programs in the country, as well as one of the largest (16 residents per year) in the state. Because we are a combined Air Force/Civilian program, many of our residents have some experience prior to entering our program. Our residents rotate through 6 different EDs throughout the 3 years. We also offer some other unique experiences.
Our annual CAP (Cadaver Anatomy Procedure) Lab was attended by over 200 EMTs, paramedics, and nurses. We have had the lab since 2006, a program that has been resident-designed and run from its inception. The students were universal in their effusive praise for the quality of the training and the instructors.
This past winter kept our residents busy supporting multiple local law enforcement agencies with our Tactical EM division. Some of our faculty and residents attended the Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) Annual Meeting in Tampa. Special operations medics and operators from all branches of our military, as well as from overseas, were in attendance. Dr. Leo Tanaka, a second year resident, discussed the role of video recording in the prehospital environment. With many of our graduates serving active duty military and civilian TEMS roles around the country, SOMA has become a reunion of sorts.
As we embarked upon our seventh year of inter-professional simulations with our residents and student nurses, we collaborated with the WSU College of Nursing and Health and Cedarville College of Pharmacy to support two new research projects. These endeavors involve employing simulation as an assessment tool evaluating the impact of two interventions designed to improve medical team performance among inter-professional student teams. Through these efforts, we hope to optimize our medical team training curriculum.
To learn more about our program please check out our website.