Many academic Emergency Departments are staffed by non-EM residents. Dr. Amer Aldeen and his super-star team from Northwestern created NURRC Modules (Northwestern University Rotating Resident Curriculum). These modules allow the off-service residents, who all have different schedules, to learn key EM-based topics at their own leisure and convenience.

The positive effect of the curriculum on the off-service residents’ medical knowledge was recently published in Academic Emergency Medicine

NURRC Video Modules

  1. ENT and Ophthalmology Emergencies
  2. Environmental Emergencies
  3. Obstetrics and Gynecology Emergencies
  4. Orthopedic Emergencies
  5. Toxicology
  6. Trauma and Wound Care

Thanks to the team for agreeing to make these videos free for everyone to use.

I hope I wasn’t too pushy or forward in asking for the videos… and then asking if I could post then all on YouTube! Such a great resource shouldn’t live behind closed doors. I’ll post the other 3 videos once I receive them from Amer.

Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD


Professor of Emerg Med at UCSF-Zuckerberg SF General. ALiEM Founder @aliemteam #PostitPearls at Bio:
Michelle Lin, MD