The Department of Emergency Medicine of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals recognizes its responsibilities: to the members of the Osteopathic profession, to the public in need of emergency medical care, and to the organization's, Chairman, Program Director and the Emergency Medicine Resident training program. We acknowledge the relationship that exists between excellence of patient care and clinical teaching.

Standards have been established, and shall be revised as often as necessary, to assure that Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residents are receiving education and training of the highest caliber.

A continuous effort on the part of the Department of Emergency Medicine shall provide for the evolving and changing patterns of the health care system. The UMDNJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine, its Department of Emergency Medicine and the Kennedy Memorial Hospitals are committed to our profession and to the public to ensure the highest quality of comprehensive health care. This shall be done in cooperation with the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to ensure the excellence of education and training received in our Emergency Medicine Resident Program.

This program is intended to educate Osteopathic physicians to provide and plan Emergency Health Services. It is expected that graduates of this program shall be qualified and eligible for certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

The following objectives represent levels of achievement in concepts, skills, and attitudes for Residents training in Osteopathic Emergency Medicine:

  1. Be well versed in all aspects of emergency medical care.
  2. Be familiar with the principals of continuity of care to more properly initiate emergency treatment.
  3. Develop an appreciation of the ability to rapidly evaluate, initiate and organize the treatment of the emergent patient. The resident's ability to organize and record data, such a history, physical examination, diagnostic procedures, diagnostic modalities/techniques, and laboratory testing in the initiation of appropriate therapy shall be made an intimate part of the training and acquired skills.
  4. Provide due regard to expected risks arising from therapy, as well as the condition being treated.
  5. Shall include training in critical care units; CCU, MICU, SICU, and RICU, supervised by attending physicians.
  6. Have experience in the care of emergency ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients, as well as traditional urgent but non-emergent patients.
  7. Be trained in preventive medicine, especially as it is related to emergency care.
  8. Occupation Medicine.
  9. Observation / monitoring medicine.
  10. A listing of experiences will be maintained and evaluated periodically to ensure the completeness of the training.
  11. Opportunity will be provided to evaluate the outcomes of emergency care vis­â-vis Quality Improvement/Assurance programs.
  12. There shall be training in Emergency Medical Services System Management, including: Emergency facility and hospital administration, Forensic Medicine and medico-legal issues, community relations, including news media, emergency transportation and communication.

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