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While we believe that emergency medicine is best taught in the emergency department, residents are sent to other services for specialized training in critical care and obstetrics.  The PGY 1 year is focused on learning to function efficiently in the emergency department and to understand the basic philosophy of emergency medicine while gaining clinical competency and medical knowledge. During this year the residents establish the foundation for their clinical judgment and medical knowledge base.  First-year residents also become proficient in most emergency medicine procedures during this year.

The second-year of residency is designed to hone the resident’s efficiency and critical care abilities. After completing the multiple critical care rotations of the PGY 2 year, our residents are masters at managing undifferentiated critically ill patients.

In the final year of training, residents spend a vast majority of their time in the Emergency Department continuing to hone their patient care skills, clinical judgment, and ability to manage the emergency department flow and function.  This year is rounded out with 6 weeks of elective time and 2 weeks of time dedicated to development as a medical educator.

CURRICULUM

PGY-1

Emergency Medicine – University of Kentucky Hospital – 6 months
EM Orthopedics – 1 month
Surgical Intensivist – 1 month
Trauma Surgery – 1 month
OB/GYN – 1 month
Anesthesia - .5 month
EMS – .5 month
Emergency Medicine/Ultrasound – 1 month
There will be 2 weeks of vacation this year

PGY-2

Emergency Medicine – University of Kentucky Hospital – 8 months
Rural Emergency Medicine – Ephraim McDowell Regional Med. Center – 1 month
Pulmonary Critical Care – 1 month
Pediatric ICU – 1 month
Trauma Surgery – 1 month
There will be 3 weeks of vacation this year

PGY-3

Emergency Medicine – University of Kentucky Hospital – 10 months
Medical Education – .5 month
Elective – 1.5 months
There will be 3 weeks of vacation this year