The program is composed of three 4 week rotations: minimum 8 weeks of core clinical emergency work and 2-4 weeks of electives coordinated with approved teaching sites directly by the program. The core clinical placements occur in various ED sites affiliated with the SEME program. These clinical placements provide learners with practical, real-world experiences in order to build advanced management and procedural skills. Elective placements in Anesthesia, Intensive Care, or Trauma complement the ED rotations.
Weekly Academic Day
Learners meet once per week for academic education days that are an integral part of the core program and highly valued by the SEME participants. These educational sessions include interactive seminars in a variety of emergency medicine topics, hands-on procedural workshops, and ultrasound sessions. A highlight of the program remains the acute resuscitation simulated scenarios which are run at the SimSinai Simulation Centre.
Each learner is paired with an experienced emergency physician mentor to provide guidance and support during the program. Mentors are drawn from the faculty of the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM). The mentor will work with the learner to develop an appropriate learning plan and meet regularly during the course of the program to review the learner’s progress and educational experiences.
Learners will receive feedback on a regular basis through a combination of individual shift evaluation forms and monthly rotation evaluations completed by preceptors and site supervisors.
Pre- and post-course evaluation
Learners will complete a short pre-test at the beginning of the program as a self-assessment tool to guide their learning. A combination of written evaluations and simulated acute resuscitation scenarios will establish learners’ cumulative knowledge and skill level progression during the course of the SEME program.