Ascension St. John Hospital Curriculum

The residency program is fully accredited by the ACGME and is affiliated with Wayne State University School of Medicine, Central Michigan University and St. George's University. Members of the faculty at Ascension St. John Hospital have faculty appointments from Wayne State University, Central Michigan University and St. George's University. The program is a 3-year program (PGY-1 through PGY-3) and has been approved for 12 positions per year. The curriculum is as follows:
Year One
Orientation 1 month
Emergency Medicine 3 months
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1 month
1 month
Trauma Surgery
1 month
1 month
1 month
Academic Cardiology
1 month
0.5 month
1 month
Anesthesia  0.5 month

Year Two
Emergency Medicine 8 months
MICU 1 month
PICU 1 month
SICU 1 month
Academic Research 1 month

Year Three  
Emergency Medicine 7 months
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1 month
Pediatric Anesthesia 1 month
ED Admin/EMS/CDU 1 month
Elective 1 month
2 week selective/Ophthalmology 1 month


Elective options include: Ultrasound, Toxicology, Flight Medicine, Rural Emergency Medicine, ENT, Plastic Surgery, Teaching, Medical Jurisprudence, and Pharmacology. Other possibilities, even outside of the state, will be considered based upon their applicability to Emergency Medicine and approved by the Program Director.

Residents will be required to complete Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Courses early in their first year. These courses will be provided by Ascension St. John Hospital.

Medical students from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Central Michigan University and St. George's University rotate in the ED during their senior year. Rotators from other medical schools, both juniors and seniors, are encouraged and welcome although we have a limited number of positions.


  • Emergency Medicine Weekly Lectures, Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. (5 hours/week)
  • E.M./Surgery Monthly Trauma Conferences, 1st Thursday (1 hour) and third Thursday (1 hour)
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Daily Noon Lectures (various medical specialties and pediatrics), Monday - Friday (1 hour)
  • Conferences by the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University including quarterly Toxicology Conferences
  • Monthly Conferences in EKG and Radiology
  • Monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
  • Clinical Case Rounds
  • Simulation (Statewide SimWars Champions 2019)
  • Quarterly Procedure and Oral Board Stations
  • Quarterly Medical Examiner Rounds
  • CPC in the D
  • Ultrasound curriculum and hands-on didactics (Sonocup Champs 2017)