In addition to the core principles of
emergency care, our curriculum is designed to include
focused training in pediatrics, critical care and trauma
management. Structured to allow a progressively
independent experience, our curriculum prepares residents to be exceptionally competent, confident,
compassionate and efficient caregivers.
Critical care rotations
Residents spend five months training in various critical care
- A one-month rotation during PGY1 in MedStar Washington's Coronary Care Unit.
- Rotations through the Pediatric Intensive
Care Unit at Inova Fairfax Hospital, the Medical Intensive
Care Unit at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and
the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington
- A one-month rotation during PGY2 at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. This includes time spent in the Trauma
Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
MedStar Washington's trauma unit is the busiest
Level 1 trauma center in Washington, D.C., with 24-hour in-house coverage by
attending trauma surgeons. As the region's burn center, the
center also sees a high volume of burn victims. The trauma unit
provides residents with extensive and progressively independent
experience in treating trauma patients.
- First-year residents rotate for one month as a
member of the MedSTAR trauma team.
- Second-year residents rotate for one month at the R
Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
- Third-year residents are assigned shifts in the
MedSTAR trauma bay, where they alternate
roles as trauma team leader and trauma procedure leader. Residents also respond to trauma codes during
normal shifts at MedStar Washington to provide
traumatic airway management.
Pediatrics is an essential component of emergency medicine
training. Our clinical schedule incorporates pediatric training
in a variety of settings to create a diverse and comprehensive
experience which ensures continuous access to seasonal variations
in illness. Current pediatric experience includes:
- A one-month rotation during the PGY1 and PGY3 years in the
Pediatric Emergency Department at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital,
a community hospital in Montgomery County, Maryland which is
staffed by physicians with subspecialty training and
certification in pediatric emergency medicine.
- Clinical shifts during the PGY1 and PGY2 years in the
Children's National Medical Center Emergency Department.
Children's National Medical Center shares a campus with MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
- A one-month rotation during PGY2 in the Pediatric Intensive Care
Unit at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
- A one-month rotation during PGY3 in the
Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
- Rotations during all three years in the Emergency Department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
For more information, please contact:
Department of Emergency Medicine
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010