Letter from the Chief Residents
2012-2013 Chief Residents
Welcome to the Regions Emergency Medicine Residency Website! Please explore and let us know if you have any questions or if you are interested in visiting. We’re excited about all that is happening here this year!
Here at Regions, we pride ourselves on our ability to evolve as the world of medicine changes. There continues to be a focus on quality improvement and, starting this year, we have incorporated the Institute for Healthcare Improvement open school coursework into our curriculum and the resident-led quality projects continue to improve the quality of care delivered in the department. We also have an administrative curriculum that allows the ROD (or ‘Resident of the Day’) a chance to experience the administrative side of emergency medicine and the hospital as a whole as well as chances to teach medical students in core Emergency Medicine topics.
Our morning teaching sessions continue leading to interesting discussions and ‘quick tips’. Our great education curriculum continues with topics centered around ‘Critical Case,’ an interactive case presentation that cover interesting and core Emergency Medicine topics. We also continue to involve other specialists in our education who pass along their expertise as the Emergency Department has strong involvement with every specialty in the hospital.
We are continuing the longitudinal integrated intern rotation involving anesthesia/ultrasound (affectionately known as "ultrasthesia") that give our residents dedicated time to work on their airway and ultrasound skills. We also have fantastic exposure to Toxicology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Quality and EMS throughout our three years of training, as our program is affiliated with fellowships in each of these areas and dedicated rotations with each of these specialties.
We also continue to have the excellent critical care experience that is a key component of our training – through 6 weeks in the SICU every year, 1 month in the MICU in the first two years and caring for critically ill medical and trauma patients in the ED.
And, as always, we have an abundance of clinical exposure and great faculty teaching in an environment that is challenging yet supportive, helping us grow to provide excellent health care to our patients in the ED and the community.
We love our experience here and are excited to share about it, so please get in touch if you want to find out more! Thanks for visiting!
Zabrina Evens, MD
Joe Walter, MD
Wendy Woster, MD