Rotation Structure

The structure for rotations in all years of residency is based on 13, four-week blocks. Ample Elective time also allows for the development of expertise in niche areas.

EM-1

  • Didactic/Orientation
  • Pediatric EM
  • ED 5 months
  • OB GYN
  • Adult Anesthesia / Ultrasound
  • Medical ICU
  • Trauma ICU
  • Cardiology/CCU
  • Orthopedics

EM-2

  • ED 7 months
  • Pediatric EM
  • Elective
  • Pediatric Anesthesia/Ultrasound
  • Medical ICU
  • Trauma ICU
  • Pediatric ICU

EM-3

  • Adult ED (85%)/Pediatric ED (15%)
  • Elective
  • EMS
  • EM Critical Care/ Teaching
  • DDEAMC ICU/VA ICU

Our broad based clinical curriculum will leave you well prepared no matter what your ultimate career path!

Highlights include:

  • Didactic month: Focuses on introductory core content and has lighter than normal clinical responsibilities. Training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Disaster Life Support is provided.
  • Dedicated pediatric experience during EM-1 and EM-2 years and all Adult EM/Pediatric EM months include 3-4 shifts in the Children's Hospital of Georgia (CHOG) Pediatric ED plus pediatric experience after hours in the main ED. The CHOG ED sees 30,000 children per year. We are the only American College of Surgeons designated to provide pediatric trauma care in the region, and we have all pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties represented. We operate out of 16 rooms in a designated area exclusively designed for pediatric patients that is contiguous with the adult emergency department. 
  • Extensive ultrasound experience during the EM-1 and EM-2 year. This month allows residents to learn ultrasound skills through hands-on experience in the ED.

Vacation Details

Three, one-week vacations are offered during designated vacation months. In each year, these are found:

  • EM-1 - During Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Anesthesia/US
  • EM-2 - During DDEAMC, Elective, Anesthesia/US
  • EM-3 - During Elective, EMS, EM Critical Care