Class of 2021
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.