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Emergency Room

During this rotation, we work shifts (some day, some night) with our ER Physicians. We have first contact with the patients, evaluate them, and order any appropriate labs and imaging. We then staff the patients with the ER Physician, and, after evaluating the test results, determine whether they require hospitalization or can be treated and discharged home. There are plenty of opportunities for critical care; you will likely intubate a patient, do a femoral stick, and start a central line (all closely supervised, of course). This rotation tends to be fast-paced and fun.