SIU Division of Emergency Medicine 
Phone: 217-545-3518 
Email:  lschneider@siumed.edu 
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Resident Responsibilities

SIU Simulation lab
The Simulation Room where the students learn valuable lessons in dealing with patients in the ER

The Emergency Medicine residency program is designed to develop dedicated leaders in Emergency Medicine who are 1) excellent clinicians, 2) dedicated, skilled teachers, and 3) effective, participatory administrators.  The graduate will be expert at recognizing and treating life-threatening emergencies.  They will be skilled at diagnosing, stabilizing and managing a wide variety of patients in the acute care setting.  They will be accomplished team leaders and proficient at coordinating patient care across specialty boarders.  The graduating resident will be able to proficiently manage patient flow in a busy Emergency Department.  The resident will have mastered effective teaching techniques.  They will be a skilled Emergency Medicine educator both in the clinical setting and the classroom.  The graduate will learn effective leadership skills necessary to be effective in Emergency Department administration.  The program is specifically designed to give each resident graded, progressive clinical, supervisory, teaching and administrative responsibility.

PGY-1

Emphasis is placed on 1) perfecting a problem-oriented history and physical exam, 2) efficiently developing a practical list of differential diagnoses for each patient, and 3) developing a logical, ordered approach to the evaluation and management of the Emergency Department patient.  The PGY-1 resident will receive a strong background in various specialties needed to care for acutely ill or injured patients, and taught how to apply this knowledge to the Emergency Department patient.  Clinical faculty will continually help residents develop their problem-solving and logical thinking skills.  First year residents will receive instruction in effective teaching methods and will be expected to complete six (6) case conference presentations.

Supervision

Clinical Responsibilities

Teaching

Administration

PGY-2


Emergency room at MMC
Emergency room at MMC

The Emergency Medicine PGY-2 resident will be allowed more clinical responsibility under less direct faculty supervision.  They will improve time management skills and learn to efficiently manage multiple emergency department patients simultaneously.  They will learn to maximize Emergency Department patient flow.  Clinical faculty will continually help residents develop their prioritization and time management skills.  They will learn to effectively trigger and coordinate specific care teams and processes for critical patients including those with ST elevation myocardial infarction, multiple trauma, and acute stroke.  The PGY-2 resident will supervise medical students and participate in Emergency Medicine conferences.

 

Supervision

Clinical Responsibilities

Teaching

Administration

PGY-3

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Some of staff of the Emergency Room at MMC

The third year resident will perfect clinical, team leadership, clinical resource management, supervisory, teaching and administrative skills.  The PGY-3 resident will supervise and teach medical students, Emergency Medicine PGY-1 and 2 residents, and residents rotating from other specialties.  By the end of the PGY-3 year, the resident will demonstrate capability in taking charge of a busy Emergency Department including the directing of resuscitations, managing multiple patients simultaneously, coordinating patient flow through the Emergency Department and coordinating clinical resources.  They will be active participants in Emergency Department administrative activities including the quality improvement process, policy development and clinical program development.  They will provide medical direction to pre-hospital services.

Supervision

Clinical Responsibilities

Teaching

Administration