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Emergency Medicine Residency Shifts & Electives

Shifts

*ED shift hours vary slightly, depending on assigned area

PGY-1

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.

PGY-2

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.

PGY-3

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.

Electives

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.