Curriculum & Rotations
Emergency Medicine Residency

The University of Florida at Gainesville, Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a PGY 1-3 program. Our teaching faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our patients and the highest quality of educational experience to our residents.

Resident Rotations


Beginning in July, the PGY-1 resident is exposed to the emergency department early with protected shifts so that they may learn the art and science of emergency medicine. They spend the first month in ED so that they feel at “home.” The PGY-1 is coached and guided through these early shifts, evaluating patients based on their comfort level.


The PGY-2 year is built to allow the resident to utilize the foundations learned in the 1st year for practical application in the emergency department. The knowledge and skills learned will be featured in a supervised setting with enough freedom to allow the resident to confidently manage multiple ill patients on their own while providing an opportunity to teach off-service rotators and medical students.


This is the year when the resident puts everything together. The knowledge and skills learned over the first two years are applied in a setting which allows the resident the opportunity to primarily manage multiple patients, from the critically ill to fast track patients. Furthermore, the resident is responsible for assisting supervising physicians with the education of both PGY-1 residents and medical students.

Resident education includes the following:

  • Weekly EM Didactics
  • Radiology and Trauma Joint Conferences
  • Monthly Grand Rounds
  • Monthly Journal Clubs
  • Monthly M&Ms
  • EBM Series
  • Critical Care Series
  • Invited Speaker series
  • Research Lecture Series
  • Toxicology Series
  • Simulator Sessions
  • Procedure Days (Airway, CVLs)
  • Semi-Annual Simulator Evaluations

Monthly Educational Modules

Core Emergency Medicine topics will be reviewed every 1.5 years during conference, following the ABEM Model Curriculum. Additionally, there are web-based modules covering a discreet topics containing:

  • Video lectures available for review 24/7
  • Online textbook links
  • CORD and Med Challenger board-in service preperation exams
  • Landmark articles pertaining to topics
  • Journal Club discussions

This multi-pronged educational approach has been carefully designed to give residents the broadest set of resources to learn.  The resources allow residents to utilize their own best learning style.