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THIRD YEAR

The third year Emergency Medicine Resident will concentrate on broadening exposure to all EM patients and their varied presentations, maximizing efficiency, and preparation for the independent practice of Emergency Medicine. Under the supervision of the teaching faculty, the PGY 3 resident assumes additional responsibility in teaching and precepting junior residents, off-service residents, and medical students by guiding their patient management and work-ups. The resident is primarily responsible for the most critically ill patients in the section of the Emergency Department to which he/she has been assigned and directs or supervises all medical resuscitations. This includes demonstrating mastery in core EM clinical procedures, including advanced airway management and medical, surgical, trauma, and pediatric resuscitations. The PGY 3 resident will function as an integral member of the trauma resuscitation team, performing initial evaluation and critical life-saving procedures.

Seniors have additional responsibilities such as responding to all codes for airway management and carrying the EMS medical control phone.

Third Year Curriculum

Emergency Medicine – Univ. of Kentucky Hospital – 10 months
The third year Emergency Medicine Resident will concentrate on broadening exposure to all EM patients and their varied presentations, maximizing efficiency, and preparation for the independent practice of Emergency Medicine. Under the supervision of the teaching faculty, the PGY 3 resident assumes additional responsibility in teaching and precepting junior residents, off-service residents, and medical students by guiding their patient management and work-ups. The resident is primarily responsible for the most critically ill patients in the section of the Emergency Department to which he/she has been assigned and directs or supervises all medical resuscitations. This includes demonstrating mastery in core EM clinical procedures, including advanced airway management and medical, surgical, trauma, and pediatric resuscitations. The PGY 3 resident will function as an integral member of the trauma resuscitation team, performing initial evaluation and critical life-saving procedures.

Elective – Variable – 1.5 months
Elective options are endless. Popular options in years past include International Medicine (usually in Ecuador), Ultrasound, ED Pharmacy, Plastic surgery, psychiatry, ED radiology, EM research, Dentistry, ENT, Dermatology, Maxillofacial surgery, Ophthamology, ED administration, ED hyperbaric.

Medical Education – Insert Location – .5 month
The academic resident rotation is a PGY3 rotation, formed to give all residents a chance to be directly involved in medical student education. The rotation is combined with an EM month. Of the approximately 28 shifts, 8 will be academic shifts. These may be spread throughout the month at the discretion of the administrative chief and 4th year clerkship director. The resident is to help in evaluating the students at the end of the rotation they worked with, as well as be evaluated by these students. Residents will lecture to 4th year medical students on key aspects of Emergency Medicine. This is to be done during a shift after discussing case with the student, as well as in the classroom. Each resident is to lecture for approximately 4 hours to medical students as part of the rotation. The resident will guide 4th year medical students in procedural competency including airway, thoracostomy, central line, arterial line, suturing, incision and drainage, ultrasound, lumbar puncture or any other common ED procedures.

*There will be 3 weeks of vacation this year

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