Emergency Department: Goals and Objectives
The goal of the MGHfC Emergency Division rotation is to develop the ability of residents to triage, evaluate and manage children with a broad range of medical and surgical problems with varying levels of acuity. The rotation is based in an urban referral pediatric emergency department designated as a level I pediatric trauma center. Patients will include those aged birth to 19 years who live in the area, as well as those referred to this tertiary care hospital emergency department for higher levels of care. First, second and third year residents will all participate in this rotation. The residents will work closely with other team members, including other pediatric residents, emergency division attendings, subspecialists, nurses and support staff to triage and care for patients who present to the pediatric emergency room. The intern emergency medicine rotation combines shifts at both MGH, as well as shifts at Cambridge Hospital, a local community hospital.