A community hospital with high volume, high acuity, and Chief of Emergency Services, Al Sacchetti MD who also works clinical shifts. He is an incredible educator and is enthusiastic in involving residents in procedures such as paracentesis, transvenous pacing, lumbar puncture and more. He is creator of a series of youtube.com videos in which he touches on many common ED topics and demonstrates procedures. He is also a prominent name and lecturer in emergency medicine conferences and educational courses around the country. The Lourdes ER provides a unique and valuable procedure rich experience within a community environment that you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else. The hospital is a cardiac center, has a dialysis center across the street, and a high volume of pediatric patients. You will be the only EM resident on your shifts here.
As a pgy-2 you will also rotate through the Paoli Emergency Department. This ER, similar to Lourdes and Methodist provides a huge amount of autonomy. It’s a Level 2 Trauma Center near the highway which will bolster your trauma experience. Additionally, you will be the only resident on shift there, so you will be given priority to manage any critically ill patients and to perform any procedures.
A renowned children’s hospital where you will learn from big names on pediatric Emergency Medicine how to evaluate, diagnose, and treat pediatric patients. The emergency department there is extraordinarily efficient, well run, and a pleasure to work in. There is an abundance of physicians, so you will be able to focus on learning a lot from each patient rather than seeing volume, which is important as an intern when you will have had little experience with pediatrics. After rotating through the DuPont ER, you will feel very comfortable taking care of pediatric patients.