The first month of the EM-1 year is Emergency Medicine Orientation. All EM-1 residents participate in orientation activities followed by clinical time in the ED. During this month, EM-1s work a light clinical schedule so they may have ample time to become acclimated. This month includes a variety of activities and social events to help our new residents become acclimated to Middle Tennessee and the hospital and to become acquainted with their new resident colleagues. Residents will also participate in ACLS, ATLS, and PALS courses.
The first year of our residency program consists of rotations in emergency medicine, adult and pediatric critical care, obstetrics, anesthesiology, and emergency ultrasound.
- Emergency Medicine - 8 months (includes EM orientation 1st month) (20, 9.5 hour shifts/month)
- Critical Care - 1 month
- OB/GYN - 1 month
- Anesthesiology and ED Ultrasound - 1 month
- EMS and Research - 1 month
- Vacation - 3 weeks