Graduate Medical Education

Clinical Experience

  • 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