Foundations Courses

 

2021-2022 Foundations Course Options

 

Foundations I  (F1)

Longitudinal flipped classroom course targeting PGY1 learners that provides a systems-based review of fundamental knowledge and can’t miss diagnoses within the EM Model.  Learning Pathways provide content for asynchronous review prior to 30 classroom meetings (50 min) where 3 small group oral boards style cases are discussed with focused teaching points.  Coordinated mini-tests (Rosh Review, EM Coach) after each meeting may be used to reinforce weekly content and aid resident assessment. 

 

Foundations II  (F2)

Advanced curriculum targeting PGY2/3 learners that mirrors Foundations I but includes more complex diagnoses and critical care management.  This course includes 30 classroom meetings (50 min) where 2 small group oral boards style cases are discussed with focused teaching points. (Includes flipped classroom with Learning Pathways and paired assessments)

 

Foundations III  (F3)

Advanced curriculum targeting PGY3/4 learners with a focus on the “Art of Emergency Medicine”.  F3 will cover topics that are crucial to daily EM practice but have traditionally been neglected within resident education (e.g. billing and coding, medicolegal pitfalls, decision-making capacity, wellness, etc).  This course includes 30 classroom meetings (50 min) led by a single instructor, including topic discussion and breakout activities.  Suggested paired asynchronous content will be available for reference.  Limited coordinated assessments are also available.  *Selected topics within F3 are appropriate for any level learner.

 

EKG I

Flipped classroom course targeting PGY1 learners that reviews fundamental skills in EKG interpretation and can’t miss EKG diagnoses.  The course is divided into 24 sessions with 6 units of core content review and associated challenge EKGs. EKGs are paired with asynchronous EKG blog posts for more in-depth topic review.  This may be implemented longitudinally with 24 sessions each requiring 15-20 min of classroom time OR workshop-style by unit requiring 6 hour-long meetings. All are led by a single instructor.

 

EKG II

Advanced curriculum targeting PGY2/3 learners that mirrors EKG I in approach, length and structure but includes more complex EKG concepts and challenges.

 

Imaging I (I1)

Fundamental skills curriculum targeting PGY1/2 learners with a focus on core image interpretation skills relevant to daily clinical practice.  This course includes 16 classroom meetings (50 min) led by a single instructor, including topic discussion and breakout activities. *All learner levels may benefit from this course if none have received formal imaging education.

 

Foundations Frameworks

Frameworks, a supplementary curriculum for Foundations, focuses on teaching organized approaches to common clinical entities and primarily targets MS4 or PGY1/2 learners. The Frameworks curriculum aims to equip emergency medicine residents with cognitive scaffolding to efficiently work up and care for undifferentiated patients (e.g. “Approach to AMS”, “Approach to Stroke”, “Approach to Syncope”, etc). These may be used in the classroom setting and/or for on-shift teaching as a simple visual resource to provide resident learners with cognitive approaches to complex patient complaints.  Limited coordinated assessments (EM Coach) are also available.

 

In-Training Exam Review Resources

The Comprehensive Board Review Resource is composed of challenge questions and answers divided by and including all systems. A classroom review session may be hosted using this resource; it may also be shared with residents to be used for independent study (flashcard option available). The ITE High Yield Topics Presentations are lecture based interactive games which cover high-yield topics with a focus on Cards, Trauma, GI, Peds, Pulm, Tox, Neuro, ID and Geriatrics. Each system may be reviewed in a 30-60 min classroom session, providing up to 9 hours of conference ITE review content.