This Emergency Medicine introductory course provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge needed before starting for an Emergency Medicine rotation for clinically-prepared medical students, residents, or practicing physicians. All parts of this training are free, including registration, learning, testing, and a certificate of completion. This course is intended for medical students, residents, or physicians in training and in practice.
This Emergency Medicine course was developed in partnership with 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.
For a publication on this course’s efficacy, see “A Test of the First Course (Emergency Medicine) That Is Globally Available for Credit and for Free,” (2016), Healthcare,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hjdsi.2016.02.003; see also “Building Public Health Capacity through Online Global Learning,” (2018), Open Praxis,https://openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/746/427; to see more research related to NextGenU.org’s educational model, check out NextGenU.org’s publication page.
There are two components to this course. The first component involves completing the modules which provide:
In order to receive a certificate of completion, you will need to also complete the second, skills-based component of the course, which requires you to identify an Emergency Medicine physician as a mentor, for local observation and supervised practice.
The results of your assessments will be provided to you, and we can report your testing information and share your work with anyone you request (school, employer, etc.). The evaluation you provide at the course’s conclusion will help us improve the training for future students. We hope you find this Emergency Medicine course a wonderful learning experience!
The course requires the completion of mentored activities. At the end of each lesson, there is a practice quiz. At the end of the course, after you’ve completed each lesson, quiz, and activity, you’ll have access to a final exam, and a chance to assess the training. Once you’ve passed that last test, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from NextGenU.org and our course’s co-sponsoring organizations (listed above). We keep all of your personal information confidential, never sell any of your information, and only use anonymized data for research purposes, and we are also happy to report your testing information and share your work with anyone (your school, employer, etc.) at your request. We hope that you will find this a rewarding learning experience, and we count on your feedback to help us improve this training for future students.
Engaging with this Course
You may browse this course for free to learn for your personal enrichment; there are no requirements.
To obtain a certificate
To obtain credit
To obtain a degree co-sponsored with NextGenU.org, registrants must be enrolled in a degree program as a student of a NextGenU.org institutional partner. If you think that your institution might be interested in offering a degree with NextGenU.org contact us.
We hope that you will find this a rewarding learning experience, and we count on your assessment and feedback to help us improve this training for future students.