This course is an introduction to Emergency Medicine (EM), intended to provide the knowledge needed for a month-long EM rotation for clinically-prepared medical students, residents, or practicing physicians.
To take this course for credit and a certificate, you must be in one of these categories (so that you have the needed prerequisites to understand the materials deeply), and complete a brief registration here. All components of this training (like all NextGenU.org trainings) are free, including registration, learning, testing, and a certificate of completion.
There are 6 modules to complete, providing a basic diagnostic and treatment approach to common emergency department presentations through online study and peer-to-peer activities, and local observation and supervised practice with a physician EM mentor that you or your institution identify. There is a practice quiz in each lesson, and at the end of the course you’ll have a final exam. Also, your mentor will be asked to assess you, and you and your mentor will be asked to assess the training. We will give you all the results of your assessments, and we can report this information to anyone (your school, employer, etc.) that you request. We hope this is a wonderful learning experience for you, and the assessment that you provide at the course’s conclusion will help us improve the training for future students.
This course is co-sponsored by: the Emory University Center for Injury Control (a WHO Collaborating Center), the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (the global federation of national EM organizations) and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (the global association of academic EM physicians). This course uses competencies recommended by Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine published in Academic Emergency Medicine, and resources from accredited, world-class organizations such as American Academy of Family Physicians, American Heart Association, Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine, and the World Health Organization. The course developer is Jennifer Chu, MD, and our Advisory Group is: Glen Bandiera, MD, MEd; Deborah Diercks, MD, MSc; Jim Ducharme; Laura Hans, MD; Cherri Hobgood; Debra Houry, MD, MPH; Alan Jones, MD; Niranjan “Tex” Kissoon, MD Steve Lin, MD; and Rahim Valani, MD.