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All residents are involved in the educational programs sponsored by the Center for Emergency Medicine.  Resident teaching opportunities include:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support provider courses
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support courses
  • Basic Trauma Life Support courses
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support courses
  • Continuing medical education series for practicing emergency physicians
  • Emergency medicine electives and clerkships for first-, third-, and fourth-year medical students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Paramedic (EMT-P) training courses
  • Refresher courses for EMTs and paramedics
  • Lectures to emergency and allied health care personnel in residency hospitals and in the southwest Pennsylvania region
  • Several didactic, or small group, presentations at our conferences throughout the three years of training
  • Pitboss role during the PGY 3 year at UPMC Mercy Hospital

Emergency Medicine residents have the opportunity to serve as teachers, both in the classroom through the School of Medicine and in the clinical setting of the Emergency Department. Residents are provided with a Resident as Teacher course as part of their training. Starting in the second year, residents will be partnered with medical students during select shifts in the ED across several hospital sites, allowing them to mentor students and perfect their teaching style.