The goal of the first year of training is to lay the foundation of excellent patient care with a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of all the conditions treated by the PGY 1 resident. The focus on the first year of training is not to manage multiple patients simultaneously, but to manage each patient they encounter with a conscientious commitment to providing excellent care and attention to each individual patient.
ORIENTATION/EM BOOTCAMP 2 weeks EM 21 weeks OB 3 weeks ULTRASOUND / ANESTHESIA 4 weeks ICU 4 weeks TRAUMA 4 weeks EMS 2 weeks PEDIATRICS 4 weeks IM 4 weeks VACATION 4 weeks
Residents in their second year of training are expected to take on greater responsibility for the care of their patients and the efficient operation of the ED as a whole. At this level of training residents will simultaneously manage multiples patients and will need less guidance in generating treatment plans than PGY 1 residents. Residents at the PGY 2 level, or beyond, may take responsibility for airway management of trauma patients and provide pre-hospital medical command after completion of medical command training.
EM 29 weeks TEACHING / RESEARCH 1 week TOXICOLOGY 3 weeks ORTHO 2 weeks PEDIATRIC EM (CHOP) 4 weeks ICU 4 weeks ULTRASOUND 2 weeks ELECTIVE 3 weeks VACATION 4 weeks
Residents in their final year of training must progress to the level where they are capable of independent practice. PGY 3 residents will manage multiple patients simultaneously, potentially including more than 1 critically ill patient, under the supervision of an attending physician. While an attending physician will evaluate all patients in the ED, residents at this level of training will make treatment decisions for their patients, consulting other services as deemed appropriate. The resident will also be responsible for arranging appropriate disposition of their patients. Senior residents will also be responsible for monitoring patient flow in the ED, addressing problems that interfere with efficient care.
EM 28 weeks SICU 4 weeks ELECTIVE 3 weeks PEDIATRIC EM (CHOP) 4 weeks NICU 4 weeks ADMIN / TEACHING 3 weeks EMS 2 weeks VACATION 4 weeks