This curriculum is based on that created by the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (PubMed reference) and brought to life on the student curriculum website.

The Approach To…

This is based on ten “Approach To” topics which cover a suggested approach a student may take when a patient presents with one of the following complaints.

  1. Abdominal Pain
  2. Altered Mental Status
  3. Cardiac Arrest
  4. Chest Pain
  5. GI Bleed
  6. Headache
  7. Poisoning
  8. Respiratory Distress
  9. Shock
  10. Trauma: versions by SY and RP and with French narration

Specific Diseases

There are also modules which are based on specific diseases, grouped by category.


Endocrine and Electrolytes








Extra-curricular activities

Other conditions not covered by the curriculum objectives:

9 thoughts on “Curriculum

  1. Dr Yiu, thanks so much for these videos, super helpful for emerg and internal! also, for aortic dissection, in the first video you say that a dissection is caused by a tear in the medial layer. However, according to my lecture, it is caused by a tear in the intimal layer of the aorta. small potatoes

    1. Thanks for the good pick up. Yes, to clarify, it is a tear in the intima leading to blood dissecting through the media-intima interface.

  2. Thanks God For This Gift ..
    Your Website Is Extremely Wonderful ..
    I am A House Officer .. & These Info. & Arrangements Help Me In This Foundation Stage .
    Thanks Doctors For Your Serious Help .

  3. This is a fantastic resource. Clear videos, succinct explanations, great summary documents at the end of every section…you have invested so much time in our education. It is greatly appreciated, especially as I count down the days to my emergency core final exam! Love from McMaster.

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