Division of Education

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The Division of Education was established within the Department of Emergency Medicine to encourage continual growth and innovation with respect to all our academic endeavors. Since the inception of Emergency Medicine at SIU medical education has been the emphasis of our faculty, we are learner-focused.

In recent years we have realized expansion of our residency training program, the establishment of a highly rated core clerkship for third-year medical students and the addition of several electives. Our academic efforts are not limited to the School of Medicine. Our faculty and residents are involved in various teaching roles throughout our affiliate health care systems instructing other healthcare providers, allied staff, first responders and community members through collaboration with the other Department of Emergency Medicine Divisions.

Here are just a few of the highlights our Division is proud of:

  • Deliberate resident education curriculum with an emphasis on small group learning, spaced repetition, high fidelity simulation and a yearly procedural curriculum
  • Integration of a robust Residents as Teachers curriculum
  • Scholarly tracks for senior residents interested in focused areas of professional development
  • Instruction and collaboration with first responders outside of the classroom: EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement and Wilderness Medicine days
  • Annual Program Evaluation with all residents and faculty participating in our efforts to continually improve our educational offerings
  • Core third-year medical student clerkship rotation with experiences in academic and community Emergency Departments
  • Fourth-year medical student sub-internship rotation with increasing responsibility and a dedicated simulation curriculum

The division chief of Education is James Waymack, MD.


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