Conemaugh Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum

In January 2008, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine Residency received approval from the American Osteopathic Association for 16 positions. The curriculum utilizes a blended approach to learning involving the use of online technology combined with interactive small group discussion. The Conemaugh Health System and its Faculty and residents are committed to making communities healthier.  With a focus on providing quality education to the residents, the residency ensures delivery of  high quality patient care, providing community value, ensuring fiscal responsibility and developing future leaders in healthcare.The curriculum provides the resident with the knowledge and skills to rapidly evaluate and treat patients in all levels of acuity.

With the advent of the single accreditation in 2015, the Emergency Medicine Program began the application process of ACGME accreditation and received initial accreditation on April 21, 2016. The program is now a 3 year program and  continues to offer the same curriculum to the resident. The program continues to grow from 16 residents to a total of 24 residents and has become one of the most respected programs in the area of emergency medicine. The program continues to meet the challenges of training emergency physicians. 

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center's Emergency Department treats over 70,000 patients per year, including 2,800 pediatric visits, and has a 25% admission rate, making it comparable to major urban center programs.

Conemaugh’s Emergency Medicine Residency is designed to prepare graduates for American Board of Emergency (ABEM) certification. To support this goal, the curriculum provides residents with the knowledge and skills to rapidly evaluate and treat patients of all levels of acuity.

Conemaugh's Emergency Medicine Program is comprised of in-house rotations in Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services, Critical Care, NICU, General Surgey, Trauma and Internal Medicine. Residents also rotate at A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware for Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and PICU rotations.

  • Weekly didactic online modules during monthly rotations, based upon ABEM core curriculum.  Modules are self-paced, web-based learning management system. 
  • Weekly conference with core faculty to discuss cases associated with modules to reinforce didactic modules and answer questions.
  • Weekly plenary lecture consisting of invited speakers, special topical discussions or core faculty lectures on topical areas. 
  • Frequent use of Conemaugh's Medical Skills Learning Center for class instruction, training for procedures, ultrasounds, resident presentations, or Emergency Medicine case discussions.
  • Additional lectures including monthly Graduate Medical Education lectures, daily medicine lectures, trauma lectures, and other educational programming.
  • Monthly journal club organized and presented by each resident.

Rotation Schedule

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

July

EM

EM

Trauma Surgery/ICU

August

Cardiology / Family Medicine

Trauma/ICU

EM

September

ANES / Ultrasound

EMS / ADmin

EM

October

EM

EM

EM

November

Trauma Surgery/ICU

EM

Pediatrics

December

EM

EM

EM

January

IM

PICU

EM

February

OB/Gyn

NICU/Peds   

EM

March

EM

EM

Select

April

EM

 ICU

EM

May

ICU

EM

EM

June

Pediatrics

EM 

EM