Our global needs assessment involved recognition by program leadership that the current model of resident education lacked an early targeted approach to teaching topics of high yield and import. An informal local survey of residents and faculty was conducted and confirmed agreement with the potential value of the proposed change.
A targeted needs assessment across all emergency medicine trainees in the Chicagoland area was then conducted to confirm the perceived need for this style of curriculum, to assess the preferred methods for delivering educational content, and to assess which topics residents felt appropriate to be included in such a curriculum. The results of this survey were published in WestJEM in January 2017.
Targeted Needs Assessment: Educational Strategies and Topic Search
Chicago Area Emergency Medicine Residents (six training sites, n = 300, 2015-2016)