PGY 1

The first block of the PGY – 1 year begins with an intense, structured orientation consisting of seminars, workshops, lectures, and simulations, as well as some clinical experiences in both emergency departments.  The balance of the year provides fundamental experiences in emergency care, intensive care, some subspecialty care, and ultrasound skills.

Rotation Weeks
EM Orientation 4
Yale Emergency Medicine 14
Bridgeport Emergency Medicine 9
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 4
Bridgeport Urgent Care 2
CCU 2
MICU 4
Orthopedics 2
Ultrasound 2
Anesthesia 2
Vacation 3

PGY 2


Emphasis during the PGY-2 year is placed on critical care, trauma care, and pediatric emergency care.  Residents assume a supervisory role in the CCU, as well as during trauma resuscitations in the emergency department.  Toxicology training is provided at the New York City Poison Control Center.  Imbedded within the Yale emergency medicine experience are in-depth emergency medical services opportunities, including an optional flight medicine rotation.

Rotation Weeks
Yale Emergency Medicine 18
Bridgeport Emergency Medicine 8
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 8
EMS/Vlight Medicine (Integrated in Yale ED)  
CCU 2
SICU 4
Toxicology (NYC Poison Control) 4
Trauma/General Surgery 4
Vacation 4

PGY 3


PGY-3 residents begin to assume the role of supervisor and teacher, both in the emergency department and the critical care units, while continuing their education in critical care, trauma, and general emergency medicine.  Eight weeks of elective and/or research time is allotted so that residents may pursue areas of interest.

Rotation Weeks
Yale Emergency Medicine 28
Bridgeport Emergency Medicine 8
MICU 4
Emergency Psychiatry 2
Opthalmology 2
Electives/Research 8
Vacation 4

PGY 4


The PGY-4 year is spent honing the role of emergency department supervisor and educator.  Residents oversee the care of all patients in their section of the department, receiving case presentations from junior residents, and supervising all interventions, procedures, and dispositions.  Concurrently, the resident is expected to provide bedside education to junior residents and students.  During the administrative block, residents are expected to lead morning conferences, and play a significant educational role in the simulation lab.  Eight to twelve weeks of elective and/or research time is provided to allow residents to pursue areas of interest.

Rotation Weeks
Yale Emergency Medicine 24
Bridgeport Emergency Medicine 8
Administration 4
Electives/Research 8-12
Vacation 4