Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Curriculum by Year

Our curriculum is designed to offer the resident a variety of experiences intended to prepare the EM resident for independent practice. Each rotation has been carefully selected to offer the maximal educational benefit and is evaluated on a regular basis. Since the educational needs are dynamic, we carefully evaluate our residents' rotation experiences and continuously modify the residency curriculum based upon their feedback.

First-Year Curriculum

  • Emergency Medicine – 24 weeks at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • CCU – 4 weeks at TJUH
  • ICU – 4 weeks at Methodist Hospital
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks at A.I. duPont
  • Trauma Surgery – 4 weeks at TJUH
  • OB/GYN – 3 weeks at TJUH
  • Anesthesiology – 2 weeks at TJUH
  • Ultrasound – 2 weeks at TJUH
  • Observation Medicine/CDU – 2 weeks at TJUH
  • Emergency Medical Services – 1 week at Philadelphia Fire Rescue
  • Vacation – 2 weeks

Second-Year Curriculum

  • Emergency Medicine – 35 weeks divided between TJUH/Methodist/OLOL/Paoli
  • Trauma Surgery – 4 weeks at Cooper Hospital
  • PICU – 4 weeks at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology – 1 week at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Scholarly Activity – 1 week at TJUH
  • Emergency Medicine Administration & Teaching – 2 weeks at TJUH 
  • Elective – 2 weeks
  • Vacation – weeks

Third-Year Curriculum

  • Emergency Medicine – 32 weeks divided between TJUH & Methodist Hospital
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Emergency Medicine Administration & Teaching – 4 weeks at TJUH
  • ICU – 4 weeks at Methodist Hospital
  • Electives – 4 weeks
  • Vacation – 4 weeks
Dr. Christopher

Theodore A. Christopher, MD, FACEP
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Robin Naples, MD

Robin Naples, MD
Residency Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine

Dimitrios Papanagnou

Dimitrios Papanagnou, MD, MPHL, EdD(c)
Vice Chair, Education
Department of Emergency Medicine


1020 Sansom Street
Suite 239
Philadelphia, PA 19107

We participate in the National Residency Match Program and utilized the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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