ED Shifts

 

Shifts for residents in the ED are spent working with faculty who are engaged and interested in teaching. To that end, we have at least double attending coverage at all times.

 

A first year resident typically works 19-20 shifts, usually between 8-9 hours divided between the Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments.

 

- A second or third year resident works 18-19 shifts, once again between 8-9 hours divided between the Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments.

 

Our goal is for the residents to become more efficient and see larger numbers of patients, assuming greater teaching responsibilities for students and lower level residents as they mature.

 

You will work with residents from all the major academic Departments at Vanderbilt, including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ob-Gyn, Anesthesia, and Psychiatry. We feel this fosters learning and collegiality among services.