Foundations II

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About Foundations II

The Foundations II course is targeted towards senior Emergency Medicine learners.   It provides a systems-based review of complex diagnoses and critical care management within the EM Model of Clinical Practice (ABEM).  Within a flipped classroom model, Learning Pathways provide content for independent study prior to 30 classroom meetings where 2 small group oral boards style cases are discussed with focused teaching points.

Foundations II Learning Pathways

FoEM Learning Pathways provide vetted self-study multimodal resources that pair with each Foundations II (F2) unit.  They are intentionally flexible, allowing your choices to guide your learning.  Specific Learning Pathway assignments for each unit of Foundations II can be found by system on the FoEM main page.  For more details about specific resources and strategic use, visit our Learning Pathways How-To page.

FoEM Learning Pathway Essentials

  • Use objectives for each unit to guide your preparation
  • Spend at least 2 hours a week studying
  • Use our vetted and coordinated references, or use your own


Foundations II Course Schedule for Learners

Below you will find the core schedule for Foundations II.  Keep in mind, your program may be making significant changes from the standard schedule and your Foundations Site Director will provide you with a detailed schedule for your institution (dates with specific units for your site).  Note that the core schedule below includes suggested but optional Frameworks for each unit and suggested Rosh Review mini-tests for each unit (these may or may not be required by your site).

Block 1

MeetingUnitGeneral TopicsRosh or PEER Mini-TestOptional Paired Framework
0OrientationFoundations Overview, Intro to Oral Boards Cases
1GI IGI Bleeding, Liver Failure, PUD, Bowel Obstruction, Acute AbdomenFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 01- GI IAbdominal Imaging, Approach to Nausea and Vomiting
2GI IIPancreatic Disease, Biliary DiseaseFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 02- GI IIApproach to Jaundice
3Pulm IRespiratory Failure, Intubation, Vent MangementFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 03- Pulm IApproach to Emergent Airway Management
4Pulm IIPulmonary Embolism, Hemoptysis, Pulmonary MalignancyFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 04- Pulm IIApproach to Hypoxemia
5Pulm IIIPulm Infections, Pleural Effusion, ARDSFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 05- Pulm IIIApproach to Emergent Airway Management
6Cards ISyncope, Narrow Complex ArrhythmiasFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 06- Cards IApproach to Syncope, Tachyarrhythmia, Bradyarrhythmia
7Cards IIMyocardial Infarction, Wide Complex Arrhythmias, Cardiac ArrestFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 07- Cards IIApproach to Cardiac Arrest, Approach to Undifferentiated Shock
8Cards IIICardiovasular Devices, Heart FailureFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 08- Cards IIIApproach to CHF
9VascDisorders of CirculationFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 09- VascApproach to HTN in the ED

Block 2

MeetingUnitGeneral TopicsRosh or PEER Mini-TestOptional Paired Framework
10Trauma IChest Trauma, Head and Neck TraumaFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 10- Trauma ITraumatic Head Injury
Chest Trauma
11Trauma IIPediatric Trauma, Trauma in Pregnancy, Abdominal TraumaFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 11- Trauma IIAbdominal Trauma
12Trauma IIIMulti-System Trauma, Skull and Spine Injuries, Mass Casualty IncidentsFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 12- Trauma IIIPelvic Trauma,
Extremity Vascular Injury
13Peds INeonatal Disorders, Peds GI diseaseFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 13- Peds IApproach to the Sick Neonate,
Approach to the Febrile Neonate,
Approach to Peds Abdominal Pain
14Peds IICongential Heart Disease, Peds Neurologic DisordersFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 14- Peds IIApproach to the Sick Neonate
15Peds IIIPediatric Airway Emergencies, Peds Intubation, Peds ArrestFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 15- Peds III
16HEENTHEENT Infections, Adult Airway ObstructionFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 16- HEENTApproach to Vision Loss

Block 3

MeetingUnitGeneral TopicsRosh or PEER Mini-TestOptional Paired Framework
17IDAIDS, Opportunistic Disease, Uncommon Infectious DiseaseFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 17- IDAproach to Fever in the HIV Patient
18Neuro IStroke, Brain and Spine Infections, Altered Mental StatusFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 18- Neuro IApproach to AMS
19Neuro IINeuromuscular and Spinal DisordersFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 19- Neuro IIApproach to Weakness
20OrthoTraumatic Orthopedic InjuriesFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 20- Ortho
21Tox IAlcohol, Street/Recreational Drugs, Common OverdosesFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 21- Tox IApproach to the Poisoned Patient/ Toxicologic Resuscitation
22Tox IIToxic Bradycardia, Classic ToxidromesFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 22- Tox IIApproach to Toxidromes
23EnvironmentalHeat/Cold Injuries, Altitude Sickness, Electrical InjuriesFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 23- EnviroApproach to Hypothermic Resuscitation

Block 4

MeetingUnitGeneral TopicsRosh or PEER Mini-TestOptional Paired Framework
24RenalRenal Failure, Male Genitourinary DiseaseFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 24- RenalApproach to Testicular Pain
25OB/GynComplications of Pregnancy and Delivery, GYN InfectionsFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 25- OB.GYNApproach to Female Pelvic Pain, Approach to Vaginal Bleeding
26Endo IEndocrine Disease- Glucose, Fluid and ElectrolytesFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 26- Endo IApproach to Hyperglycemia/Insulin
27Endo IIEndocrine Disease- EndocrinopathiesFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 27- Endo II
28Heme/Onc IThrombocytopenia, Anemia, Transfusion ReactionsFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 28- Heme.Onc I
29Heme/Onc IISickle Cell, Coagulation DisordersFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 29- Heme.Onc IIApproach to Sickle Cell Crisis
30ImmunoAllergic Reactions, Transplant ComplicationsFOUNDATIONS II (F2) UNIT 30- ImmunoApproach to the Undifferentiated Rash