Emergency Medicine Rotation

ED Rotation

The one-month Emergency Medicine rotation takes place in the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Emergency Department, a busy service that treats approximately 45,000 patients each year. The transitional resident will normally be the first physician to evaluate the patient. With the guidance of the attending physician, the resident will write all orders and make triage, treatment and admission decisions. The resident will develop his/her skills in the evaluation and treatment of life threatening problems, as well as minor health concerns.

The transitional resident will be part of a team consisting of first year residents from other specialties. At the beginning of the rotation the team members divide the available shifts equally; each resident generally works 19 shifts of 8 - 10 hours in length.  The transitional resident participates in weekly educational conferences presented by emergency medicine attending physicians.