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Grand Strand Medical Center
South Strand Medical Center

Block Schedule

Modular Schedule

There are 13 four-week modules in each academic year. Each four-week module will start on a Monday and finish on a Sunday (7:00am Monday morning). The first module will start on the Monday that is closest to July 1. Every six years or so (depending on the presence of a single leap year), an extra week will need to be added to the final 4 week block so that module (block) one continues to start in proximity to July 1.

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All rotations are at Grand Strand Medical Center, Site #1, except three 4-week rotations at South Strand ED, Site #2 (Free-standing ED owned by Grand Strand and staffed by the same physicians). All standard off-service rotations are inpatient. EM rotations would be classified as outpatient.

Approximately 5% of time in EM rotations is devoted to research.

Pediatrics Total: >5 Months

  • PGY1: 1 PEM = 1 Month
  • PGY2: 1 PICU + 1 PEM and 0.5 Block Peds at South Strand (2 blocks with 25% Peds) ** = 2.5 Months
  • PGY3: 1.25 blocks PEM rotating shifts + 0.25 Block Peds at South Strand (1 block with 25% Peds) = 1.5 Months
  • Orientation/PGY1 & PGY2: 2 PEM shifts during PGY1/Orient + 2 PEM shifts during PGY2/Orient*** = 0.25 Month

** 2 modules with 25% Pediatrics = 0.5 months of PEM
*** 4 PEM shifts from orientation modules/16 shifts per block module during orientation = 0.25 month of PEM

ICU Total: 5 Months


Emergency Medicine Electives

There will be one emergency medicine elective during the EMR 2 year and one during the EMR 3 year.

Elective rotations include:

  • Plastic Surgery
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dermatology
  • Advanced Ultrasound
  • Advanced EMS
  • Emergency Department Administration
  • Toxicology
  • Research

With the Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director’s approval, the resident can set up an alternative elective rotation.