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Procedure Rotation

The department has created a unique Procedure Rotation for PGY-1 residents to provide an early, focused experience in performing procedures central to the care of medical patients.

Each of the PGY-1 residents participates in this robust two-week experience during the first six months of residency training.

The specific aims of this rotation are to:

  1. Expand knowledge, skills, and comfort with airway management
  2. Become competent to independently perform phlebotomy, peripheral IV starts, and and arterial blood draws
  3. Develop specific knowledge relating to the risks, contraindications and complications of other procedures necessary to permit expert management and decision-making for complex medical patients.

During the course of the rotation the resident will work directly with colleagues in anesthesiology, general and interventional radiology, as well as internal medicine fields.

During a recent academic year, the PGY1 physicians who have completed the rotation have each, on average, performed 8 central venous line placements, 9 intubations and 6 paracentesis during the two-week rotation. In short, the rotation provides part of the foundation desirable for the physician-in-training to move toward the ever more independent practice of medicine.

Time
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
7-10
OR
OR
OR
OR
OR
11-12
Radiology / U/S
Radiology / U/S
Radiology / U/S
Radiology / U/S
Radiology / U/S
1-3
Avail for Procedures
Avail for Procedures
Avail for Procedures
Avail for Procedures
Avail for Procedures / Study
3-4
Clinic
Clinic
Clinic
Clinic
Clinic
Note: Clinic is scheduled to maximize availability to perform procedures
4-5
Avail for Procedures / Self-Directed Study
Avail for Procedures / Self-Directed Study
Avail for Procedures / Self-Directed Study
Avail for Procedures / Self-Directed Study
Avail for Procedures / Self-Directed Study