Emergency Bootcamp

Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Jason Lewis
Prerequisites: Students must be starting residency in July of the same year.
Offered: March
Location: BIDMCE - BI-Deaconess Med Ctr-East (1)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: Emergency Medicine Boot Camp is an interactive, high-yield advanced skills course designed to optimize the effectiveness of graduating HMS students to manage medical/surgical emergencies as incoming interns. The course will include: simulation skills lab course and didactic lessons designed to provide rising interns with a review of critical diagnoses, procedural skills and teamwork strategies essential to working in an Emergency Department (ED) or while on call. Lectures will be structured around emergent clinical presentations and management. In addition, inter-disciplinary lectures with Medicine, OB/GYN and Surgery will be held several times a week to allow for a greater focus on the patient as a whole. This will provide insight into the potential difficulties of resident life and overall functions and expectations of an intern. Simulation sessions will focus on critical EM presentations allowing students exposure to effectively manage critically ill patients in a safe environment. Procedural skills workshops will provide hands-on experience of suturing, central venous access, lumbar puncture, intubation, thoracostomy, procedural ultrasound and splinting. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared for the clinical and social expectations of incoming practioners.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Lecturers will be expected to provide most recent and relevant literature. Didactic lectures which highlight medications will be expected to review pertinent basic pharmacology principles. Procedureal lectures will have dedicated focus on basic human anatomy.
Grade Criteria:
Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory