PGY-1

outdoor group photo of 2019 interns

Class of 2022

Introduction to Emergency Medicine –  1 Month

  • PGY-1 residents as well as Internal Medicine, Family Practice,
  • Ob/Gyn, Psychiatry, & Surgery work in the Emergency Department
  • Morning didactic sessions
  • Abbreviated clinical schedule
  • Basic principles of emergency care are emphasized
  • Allows time for reading & getting settled into residency as well as the Charlottesville area.

Emergency Medicine – Four 1 Months Blocks

  • PGY-1 residents as well as Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Ob/Gyn, Psychiatry, & Surgery work in the Emergency Department
  • Shifts for EM residents include the adult & pediatric portions of the ED at UVa.

Pediatric Surgery – 1 Month

  • Residents participate on the pediatric trauma team
  • Care for children in clinic, the OR, the ward, the PICU & the NICU.
  • Historically, a rotation the residents consider a strength of the program.

Critical Care: MICU – 1 Month

  • Medical intensive care unit (MICU) or Coronary Care Unit (CCU) caring for critically ill patients
  • Allows for many invasive procedures & complex resuscitations throughout the rotation.

Cardiology Consult Service – 3 Weeks

  • Presentation & management of acute chest pain in the ED setting
  • Enables interns to gain experience managing a broad spectrum of cardiac disease, including the workup & management of patients with unstable angina, acute arrhythmias, & other cardiac problems.

General Medicine – 3 Weeks

  • Entails care for a broad spectrum of disease in ward (non-ICU) patients
  • Gain experience managing COPD, CHF, pneumonia, & other common hospital illnesses.

Trauma ICU – 1 Month

  • Works with the senior residents in the STICU.
  • While on call, the intern will respond to all trauma alerts
  • Actively involved in the diagnostic workup of all major trauma patients.

Anesthesiology – 1 Month

  • Work in the OR with either an upper level anesthesia resident or a CRNA.
  • Experience in intubations, rapid sequence induction, & starting lines is the focus of this rotation.

EMS – 2 Weeks

  • 1 week – spent riding in an observer capacity with the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad (CARS) ground EMS units.
  • 2nd week – spent in a similar capacity with the Pegasus Critical Care Transport.

Ultrasound – 2 Weeks

  • Practice emergency sonography skills, with particular focus on the FAST exam, gallbladder & aorta scans.
  • Begins with a didactic curriculum followed by clinical practice at patients’ bedside in the Emergency Department.