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SECOND YEAR

The PGY 2 Emergency Medicine Resident will concentrate on developing critical skills in individual patient evaluation, focusing on the basic principles of decision making and acquiring the core knowledge base necessary in the practice of Emergency Medicine. This development of core EM knowledge and clinical decision-making is the primary educational objective.

Second Year Curriculum

Emergency Medicine – Univ. of Kentucky Hospital – 8 months
The PGY 2 Emergency Medicine Resident will concentrate on developing critical skills in individual patient evaluation, focusing on the basic principles of decision making and acquiring the core knowledge base necessary in the practice of Emergency Medicine. This development of core EM knowledge and clinical decision-making is the primary educational objective.

Rural EM – Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center – 1 month
Goals for this rotation are to become familiar with the practice of emergency medicine in a rural community hospital setting, obtain exposure to the workings of a contract management group for the specialty of emergency medicine, and achieve comfort with obtaining consultation and a disposition for patients in the rural community setting.

Trauma Surgery – Insert Location – 1 month
The resident will gain further experience of resuscitation, as well as inpatient treatment of the acutely injured patient. The resident will gain critical care experience in the patient admitted to the Trauma ICU.

Pulmonary Critical Care – Insert Location – 1 month
The resident will spend one month in the Medical Intensive Care Unit with patient care responsibilities for medical patients in the ICUs. The resident will see assigned patients during this rotation. The resident will be responsible for direct patient care under the supervision of the faculty from the Department of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. The resident will have some supervisory responsibility over the nursing and other resident staff in the ICUs.

Pediatric ICU – Insert Location – 1 month
The resident will spend one month on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Service at the University of Kentucky Hospital. This rotation is part of a fully accredited Pediatric Residency Program. The resident will see and admit patients to the Pediatric ICU during this rotation. The resident will be responsible for direct patient care under the supervision of the Faculty and Senior Level Residents of the Department of Pediatrics. The resident will have some supervisory responsibility over the nursing staff in the ICU.

*There will be 3 weeks of vacation this year

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