Emergency Medicine Curriculum and Didactics

The goal of the Florida Atlantic University Emergency Medicine Residency is to train highly competent emergency medicine specialists. To achieve this goal, the program is dedicated to providing highly academic training opportunities and experiences in an environment of experienced emergency medicine academic faculty.


EM Residents in Mannequin-Based Simulation Training

  • Protected time the day of conference and the night prior
  • Small group case-based curriculum
  • Multi-disciplinary patient safety conferences
  • Interactive sessions
    • "Ask the Specialist" lectures
    • Journal club
    • Board review

Grand Rounds

  • Monthly nationally renowned grand rounds speakers
  • Prior speakers have included:
    • Amal Mattu, M.D., Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland
    • Mel Herbert, M.D. and Stuart Swadron, M.D., Hosts of EM:RAP
    • Robert McNamara, M.D., Past President of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine
    • Ian Stiell, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa
    • Ken Milne, M.D., Host of The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine
    • David Talan, M.D., Professor of Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases at UCLA
    • Michael Winters, M.D., Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine at the University of Maryland
    • Joe Lex, M.D., Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Temple University
    • Rob Orman, M.D., Host of the Stimulus and ERcast podcasts
    • Thom Mayer, M.D., Medical Director for the NFL Players Association
  • See our full list of prior grand rounds speakers


EM Residents in Trauma Day Exercises Carrying Standardized Patient

  • One conference day per month dedicated to simulation
  • State-of-the-art simulation center with high-fidelity mannequins
  • Annual mass casualty incident/ disaster training
  • Simulation cases prepared by fellowship trained faculty
  • Procedure stations with dedicated task trainers for advanced and infrequent procedures


  • Monthly hands on ultrasound sessions utilizing standardized patients
  • System-based didactic lectures
  • Scanning shifts with ultrasound fellowship-trained faculty
  • Group discussions and QI on clinical scans
Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers students a variety of educational programs and degrees.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431