During training, residents rotate through the Emergency Department at either Hartford Hospital an extremely busy, Level I Trauma Center or Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, both of which house residents from the University of Connecticut’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Housestaff work side by side with Emergency Medicine residents and attendings, evaluating both medical and non-medical urgent issues.
Residents work an average of 18 shifts over the course of a 28-day rotation. These shifts are divided between daytime and evening shifts, with occasional weekend shifts.
Residents are responsible for the initial evaluation of all patients and the development of diagnostic and management plans for these patients, including those with trauma and non-internal medicine emergencies.
Patients entering the Emergency Department range from ambulatory "walk-ins" to acute coronary syndromes to surgical trauma.