Conceptual understanding of emergency medical services (EMS) is critical for pre-hospital patient care. The residency review committee recognizes this by requiring EMS training for all emergency medicine (EM) residents. However, based on an alumni survey and assessment of current residents, we found inadequate residency education and preparation for EM physicians assuming a leadership role in EMS. Our primary objective was to implement a novel approach to EMS education to bridge this knowledge gap. The secondary objective was to assess perceived competency for EMS after curriculum implementation.
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