Clinical Rotations

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PGY 1 Highlights

Early, consistent EM exposure throughout intern year

July Orientation month for interns (TOLS)

  • Reduced clinical shifts
  • Social outings (bowling, welcome party, picnics/hiking, sporting events)
  • Weekly structured didactics designed for interns

Hands on clinical skills workshops (slit lamp, intubation, suturing, ECG interpretation, ultrasound)

  • Make you comfortable feeling like a doctor

Ultrasound shifts built in throughout PGY1 to help get you introduced to clinical applications of ultrasound in the ED

Step up shifts beginning in the second half of your PGY1 year to help prepare you for the responsibilities of a senior resident under the guidance and mentorship of current senior residents and the attending on shift

Critical care exposure during intern year (both MICU and PICU)

Early experience with appropriate supervision to make you comfortable taking care of sick patients

PGY 2 Highlights

EM selective rotation

  • Opportunity to choose from Ruby memorial, UHC, or St. Joseph’s based ED month, allowing you to tailor your experience and pick from an academic ED, busy community ED, or rural ED

Radiology rotation—dedicated time reading ED films with an Emergency Radiologist

9 total months of Emergency Medicine rotation with a focus on resuscitation of the critically ill and multi-tasking

2 months of community EM during PGY2 help expose you to a different practice setting in a high volume community ED with dedicated, enthusiastic teaching faculty

PGY3 Highlights

EMS rotation consisting of Ground or flight experience with HealthNet aeromedical, depending on resident preference

  • Flight experience is optional and not required for graduation at WVU
  • Those with a strong interest in EMS can elect to have their EMS experience be more longitudinal in nature, with EMS shifts spread throughout residency

PICU rotation during third year where you serve as senior resident with no fellows.

Being the senior resident gives you procedural opportunities as well as an opportunity to actively manage the resuscitation and care of critically ill children

Flexible and personalized electives

Recent elective choices: Administrative EM, International EM, Research, Palliative Care, Research, Teaching month, focused intensive care month, Rural EM at WVU Medicine-St. Joe’s.

Medical command physician experience on every shift as a PGY 2/3 resident.  WVU serves as the home for Medical Command for all EMS crews in a 27 county region throughout Northern, Central, and Eastern West Virginia.  You will learn how to help direct the prehospital care of critically ill patients and forge strong working relationships with EMS providers.