Didactics

20151112 131738The conference schedule (average of six hours per week) provides academic exposure to the Core Curriculum of Emergency Medicine. It systematically prepares residents for the certification examinations of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine.  

During the residents' training, in-service training examinations and written and oral board preparation examinations are taken. Individuals are also evaluated on clinical and academic proficiency.

Residents are required to complete a research project or prepare a paper for publication prior to graduation. Our residents are supported by research associates, undergraduate students who assist in patient enrollment for ongoing studies. Opportunities to teach paramedics, serve administratively, and follow academic pursuits are provided. 

Weekly Didactic Conferences

Every Thursday 8am-12noon

  • Core Content
  • Guest Lectures
  • M & M
  • Junior Literature Review
  • Senior Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club & Problem-Based learning sessions
  • Junior & Senior Case Conferences
  • Oral Boards Practice

Every 3rd Wednesday 7:30am-11:30am

  • Osteopathic Meeting
  • Statewide Campus

Special Didactic Events

  • High fidelity SIM Lab (2-4 times per year) with pediatric and adult cases
  • Procedure Lab (Twice per year)
  • Wilderness Medicine outdoor lab
  • Suture Clinic
  • Splint Lab
  • Airway Lab
  • Extrication Lab
  • ACLS Instructor Training
  • APLS Certification
  • ATLS Certification
  • Base Station Training
  • Trauma-EM Interdiscinplinary Conference
  • Ultrasound lab twice annually with ultrasound fellowship-trained attending instruction

The Statewide Campus System (SCS) is consortium of osteopathic medical education in the state of Michigan, including 47 hospitals and over 1900 trainees across all specialities. SCS combines monthly didactic sessions for all osteopathic emergency medicine residents in the State, allowing for nationally renowned speakers and world-class didactics.  There also multiple workshops and labs organized through SCS with instructors from notable institutions across the country.  These are available to all MSU-Sparrow EM Lansing residents, and include advanced airway, basic and advanced ultrasound, slit lamp, anatomy, dental, HazMat, and ballistics labs.