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Emergency Medicine Central Valley - Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

EM 28 weeks
Anesthesia 2 weeks
Labor and Delivery 2 weeks
Head and Neck Surgery 2 weeks
PEM 4 weeks
Critical Care 4 weeks
Trauma 4 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks
US 2 weeks
EM 28 weeks
Cardiology 2 weeks
MICU/SICU 8 weeks
PEM 4 weeks
EMS 2 weeks
Neurology 2 weeks
Elective 2 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks

**4 US Scanning shifts/QA sessions throughout the year

EM 26 weeks
PEM 4 weeks
US/elective 2 weeks
Research 2 weeks
EM based Trauma 4 weeks
MICU 4 weeks
Electives 2 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks
PICU 4 weeks

Rotation Sites

Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center (MMC) is the 152-bed flagship hospital for Kaiser Permanente in the Central Valley. The Emergency Department has approximately 57,000 annual visits with 17.9% being pediatric visits. MMC is a regional stroke center and a regional STEMI center.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland formerly known as Children’s Hospital Oakland, is a 191-bed teaching hospital. The hospital is a level 1 pediatric trauma center (1 of only 5 in California) with an average of 700 trauma patients per year. Children’s sees more than 45,00 emergency department visits per year.

Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center: Kaiser Oakland Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a 12-bed unit with a diverse mix of medical and surgical patients, including post-cardiac surgeries. Residents will train in this high acuity educational setting with the support of 24 hour in-house intensivist coverage.

San Joaquin General (SJG) is a 196-bed county teaching hospital with Surgery, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residency programs. It is an ACS-accredited Level II Trauma Center and accredited stroke center that has over 45000 annual Emergency Department visits. SJG is San Joaquin county’s only Trauma center serving a population of 700,000.

Doctors Medical Center is a 461-bed hospital with over 100,000 emergency department visit per year. Doctors is a level II trauma center and STEMI receiving center located near downtown Modesto.

Weekly Didactic Conferences

There are 4 hours of scheduled didactics and one hour of asynchronous learning expected each week. Curriculum will complete Rosen’s or Tintinalli’s twice over the span of the three years as a component of our integrated Emergency Foundations Curriculum.

Planned didactic conferences also include:

  • Critical Care Conference Series
  • Pediatric Conference Series
  • Trauma Conference Series
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
  • Monthly Simulation Conferences.
  • Radiology, EKG, Visual Diagnosis Review
  • Resident Case Conferences
  • Oral Board Review Cases
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Research

Additional Educational Opportunities

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