Emergency Medicine Residency - ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital
The Emergency Medicine residency program at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital (PMRH) launched in 2014. Our program now offers the best of community and large urban medical centers. In addition to the onsite didactic experiences, the Emergency Medicine residents participate in various simulation labs. PMRH also has a family practice residency with 18 residents and transitional year program with 6 residents. This leaves the PMRH emergency medicine residents virtually unopposed to learn procedural skills.
ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital is a community hospital located in Monroe, Michigan. The ED in our hospital sees 40,000-50,000 patients each year. Here, our faculty pride themselves on creating the most intimate environment for learning one-on-one with attending physicians. This offers a unique experience for our first year residents, it is not uncommon for them to lead a trauma resuscitation, place a central line or run upstairs to lead a CODE on the floor in one shift. Your first year is primarily spent at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital where discussion, autonomy and attending directed learning are the cornerstones for maturing residents.
Years 2 - 3
Second through third year, residents will begin rotations at ProMedica Toledo Hospital (794 beds) and ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital (151 beds) to include Adult ICU, Pediatric EM, Adult EM, Trauma, and Pediatric ICU. Our Adult ICU rotation at Toledo Hospital covers six intensive care units. We work alongside the intensivist and schedule opposite shifts with other residents from the University of Toledo EM program. The patients are critical, procedures are numerous and the learning is expansive. Similarly, the ED at The Toledo Hospital offers an opportunity to work in a 100,000 visit Level 1 trauma center. Also in the third year, residents have the opportunity to travel to Baltimore Shock Trauma.
Didactic sessions are a crucial part to any residency program. At ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital every Wednesday, 5 hours of time is given to lectures. Our discussions are guided by attending physicians with countless years of experience to supplement Tintanellis. One of the best qualities of our faculty is their ability to adapt lecture styles and incorporate the type of learning style residents need. We have incorporated EMRAP, monthly oral board reviews, PEER review question series, monthly mock ACLS/trauma resuscitation, journal club, M&M, Hippo EM, EM sono, monthly ECG reviews and the new Emergency Medicine Foundations course from Emory University designed for junior level residents (Foundations 1) and upper level residents (Foundations 2 and 3) also help to create the most robust and interactive didactic schedule any resident could ask for.
Our faculty and residents are very proud of the type of program we have created. The best part of our program is something that cannot be written down and must be observed first hand. That is the camaraderie we have amongst fellow residents and faculty. Having a positive work and life balance is an important aspect not only for the residents but also the faculty.