Emergency Medicine Residency Shifts & Electives


*ED shift hours vary slightly, depending on assigned area


Interns will work an average of 21 shifts per month with 17 adult shifts and approximately 2 pediatric shifts and approximately 2 EMS shifts. The responsibility of the emergency medicine intern is to orient to the ED and to learn how to manage non-urgent and urgent issues in partnership with the senior resident or attending. Interns will focus on less emergent procedures.


Second year residents will work an average of 20 shifts per month. The responsibility of the mid-level emergency resident is to learn how to manage multiple emergent conditions while on shift. The PGY-2 will focus on emergent procedures.


Third year resident will work an average of 19 shifts per month. The responsibility of senior residents is to manage their entire pod in the emergency department. The PGY-3 will oversee interns and students at all times and mid-level residents and providers as needed.


The PGY-3 curriculum includes two elective months which are chosen by the Resident, in conjunction with the Program Director.

Examples of electives include:

  • Administrative
  • Anesthesia
  • EKG
  • EMS
  • Financial Wellness
  • Global Health
  • OMFS
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastics
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Ultrasound
  • Wellness EMPpowered
  • Wilderness Medicine

Additionally, Residents may pursue other [build your own] Electives, after approval by the Program Director.

Global Health Track (PGY1-3)

Established in 2018-2019, the Global Health Resident Track allows residents the opportunity to focus on global health during their Emergency Medicine Residency. Participants will remain under the mentorship of the faculty within the Division of Global Health for the longitudinal 3-year track. Faculty mentors will assist with the development of global health opportunities, global health research and scholarly projects, provide didactic teaching and mentorship for future careers in global health. Interested residents must fulfill yearly requirements, outlined in goal & objectives, and must remain in good academic standing to continue; Emergency Medicine Residency responsibilities take priority. 

Ultrasound Academy (PGY1-3)

Our residents have the option to enroll in our Ultrasound Academy, which grants them additional certification upon graduating residency. This program is headed by the EUS faculty, and will allow them to become extremely adept at using the ultrasound in the ED. We offer an advanced ultrasound elective, and residents complete a ultrasound scholarly project. We also participate in the SAEM Sonogames, https://www.saem.org/aeus/education/sonogames.