Emergency Room

Work with a wide variety of undifferentiated, adult patients at one of several fast-paced hospital emergency rooms.

You will evaluate acute complaints, generate an appropriate differential diagnosis and initiate appropriate management for adult patients under the supervision of emergency medicine faculty in the emergency department.

You will participate in resuscitating patients from the field and become adept at performing quick, focused patient histories and physical examinations.

Through this exposure, you will exercise your diagnostic skills, develop triage skills, identify appropriate levels of care for these patients and utilize systems of care to ensure that each patient receive optimal immediate and follow-up care.

Conditions Seen

You must demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological, and social-behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care, including but not limited to the evaluation of the following complaints or symptoms:

  • fever
  • malaise
  • weakness
  • impaired sensory/motor function
  • headache
  • altered mental status
  • upper respiratory track symptoms
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • abdominal pain
  • pain from trauma
  • variety of musculoskeletal pain and function complaints
  • lacerations
  • motor vehicle trauma
  • neck pain from trauma
  • pelvic pain, discharge
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting

Years Taken and Length of Rotation

  • PGY-2: one module (4 weeks)

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