Foundations Courses

2018-2019 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 Rosh Review exams after each meeting 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 Rosh exams)

 

Foundations III  (F3) – New July 2018

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.  

 

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) – New July 2018

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. Suggested paired asynchronous content will be available for reference.  (All learner levels may benefit from this course if none have received formal imaging education)

 

 

Supplemental Resources

 

Foundations Frameworks

Frameworks, a supplementary curriculum for Foundations, focuses on teaching organized approaches to common clinical entities and primarily targets PGY1/2 learners. The Frameworks curriculum aims to equip emergency medicine residents with cognitive scaffolding to efficiently work up and care for undifferentiated patients (eg “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.

 

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 and ID. Each system may be reviewed in a 30-60 min classroom session, providing up to 8 hours of conference ITE review content. (*additional systems to be released by 12/15)

 

Feedback Meeting

We recommend that each site plan for a Feedback meeting for learners in each course your site uses.  This 45-60 minute session is intended to be a large group discussion (divided by learner level- separating F1, F2, F3, etc) at some point in May or June.  There will be an official Foundations Mid-Year Survey (MYS) sent to all learners in Feb/March which should be analyzed by the end of April.  Learner feedback from your site will be shared with your site leadership.  This official feedback can prompt questions and more in-depth discussion with your learners during your site’s Feedback Meeting.  This feedback should inform changes and improvements in how your site implements Foundations content for the next academic year.