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Emergency Medicine Residency Shifts & Electives


*ED shift hours vary slightly, depending on assigned area


Interns will work an average of 21 shifts per month with 17 adult shifts and approximately 2 pediatric shifts and approximately 2 EMS shifts. The responsibility of the emergency medicine intern is to orient to the ED and to learn how to manage non-urgent and urgent issues in partnership with the senior resident or attending. Interns will focus on less emergent procedures.


Second year residents will work an average of 20 shifts per month. The responsibility of the mid-level emergency resident is to learn how to manage multiple emergent conditions while on shift. The PGY-2 will focus on emergent procedures.


Third year resident will work an average of 19 shifts per month. The responsibility of senior residents is to manage their entire pod in the emergency department. The PGY-3 will oversee interns and students at all times and mid-level residents and providers as needed.


The PGY-3 curriculum includes two elective months which are chosen by the Resident, in conjunction with the Program Director.

Examples of electives include:

  • Administrative
  • Anesthesia
  • EKG
  • EMS
  • OMFS
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastics
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Toxicology
  • Ultrasound
  • Wellness
  • Wilderness Medicine

Additionally, Residents may pursue other Electives after approval by the Program Director.