Emergency Medicine Residency

Didactic Schedule

The didactic curriculum is a compilation of conferences, seminars, laboratories, Journal Clubs and case studies to enable the Emergency Medicine Resident to understand the basic science and clinical principles that govern Emergency Medicine.

Weekly Emergency Medicine Conferences

Held every Wednesday at 7 am, except the 3rd Wednesday (SCS) of each month. Our didactic curriculum includes:

  • Core EM Text: Rosen's Emergency Medicine with associated board-style weekly quizzes  
  • Core Lectures presented by EM faculty following the ABEM Core Content as well as from physicians of different specialties
  • Small Group Lectures by PGY Level
    • PGY 1: Foundations
    • PGY2: Foundations
    • PGY 3 & 4: Foundations and Professional Development
      • USACS Wealth Management Modules
  • Morbidity and Mortality Case Presentations (Medical, Pediatric & Trauma) co-presented by resident/attending 
  • Procedural Lectures
  • Safety
    • Various lectures and safety event discussions
  • EKG Weekly: Amal Mattu
  • Podcasts: EM:RAP
  • High Fidelity SIM Lab once per month in Saginaw at CMU's state of the art facilities
  • Journal Club once per month involving in-depth discussion by all in attendance 
  • Trauma and Medicine Conferences held once per month 
  • Mock Oral Board Case Presentations and Board Preparation
  • Rosh Review
  • Ultrasound Curriculum online with EM Sono
  • In-service exam: ACGME in February

MSU-SCS Grand Rounds

Held the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Troy, Michigan and hosted by the Michigan State University Statewide Campus System. Presented by nationally recognized speakers who are noted for their expertise in a particular subject area. This Includes procedure laboratories and hands-on workshops presented in a small group format and designed to provide the resident the experience and psychomotor skills needed to perform procedures.

Nationally recognized past speakers include:

  • Judy Tintanelli
  •  Stuart Swadron
  •  Mike Weinstock
  •  Amal Mattu
  •  Greg Henry
  •  Kevin Klauer
  •  Diane Birnbaumer
  •  Peter Rosen
  • Al Sacchetti
  •  James Webley
  •  Paul Auerbach

The labs include:

  • Ballistics lab
  • Advance Airway lab
  • Hazmat Lab
  • Basic Ultrasonography
  • Advanced Ultrasonography
  • Cadaver Procedure Lab
  • Advanced Slit Lamp Lab
  • Confined Spaces Lab
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy


The center simulates and assesses key steps in the work of doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. When combined, simulation, performance and knowledge-building techniques produce “practice-ready” graduates. LAC students who enter practice are not only knowledgeable, but skilled, confident and safe to work with real-world patients.

The program uses the following:
  • Human simulators or standardized patients (SPs)
  • Partial-task trainers
  • Full-patient mannequins
  • Web-based simulations