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Post Graduate Year 2

Rotation Schedule

Emergency Medicine BIDMC: 25 Weeks
  Cambridge Hospital: 2 Weeks
  Mount Auburn Hospital: 2 Weeks
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Tufts: 4 Weeks
  South Shore Hospital:  4 Weeks
Trauma / Surgical Intensive Care Unit (TSICU) BIDMC: 4 Weeks

Orthopedic Surgery

BIDMC: 4 Weeks
Toxicology BIDMC: 3 Weeks
Vacation   4 Weeks

Emergency Medicine

PGY2 residents manage the resuscitation of medical and surgical emergencies under the supervision of the Emergency Medicine attending and senior Emergency Medicine residents, and are team members in the resuscitation of major trauma patients. The majority of the critically ill patients are managed by the PGY2 resident during this year and they perform all necessary emergency department procedures required to manage these patients.

Mount Auburn Hospital

At this busy state-of-the-art community hospital, PGY2 residents manage the resuscitation of medical and surgical emergencies under the supervision of the Emergency Medicine attendings. The emergency department sees 28,000 patients each year with a wide variety of medical and surgical complaints. The hospital is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and serves as medical control for a large suburban prehospital system.

South Shore Hospital

South Shore Hospital is a suburban hospital that has an emergency department with an annual volume over 75,000 visits. They have a separate pediatric emergency department that is open twelve hours a day (seven days a week) and provides care for a volume of 12,600 children per year. The Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty at South Shore Hospital are affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital and are all Pediatric Emergency Medicine trained.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

South Shore Hospital, Tufts Medical Center PGY2 residents rotate through two different pediatric emergency departments. Tufts is a level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and South Shore is a busy community pediatric emergency department. PGY2 residents have increasing responsibility in the resuscitation of pediatric patients and in performing indicated procedures under the supervision of fellowship-trained Pediatric Emergency Medicine attendings. This is a longitudinal experience that exposes residents to the seasonal variation of illness specific to Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Orthopedic Surgery

PGY2 residents spend 4 weeks on the orthopedic surgery service and take first call for orthopedic consults from the emergency department. They acquire an understanding of the anatomy, mechanism of injury, presentations, complications, management, and prognosis of common musculoskeletal injuries. They perform orthopedic procedures commensurate with their level of experience under appropriate supervision.

Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care Unit

PGY2 residents spend 4 weeks as a PGY2 SICU resident. They are involved in the resuscitation and inpatient management of patients presenting to the ED with traumatic and surgical emergencies. The residents develop proficiency in procedures such as central line placement, thoracostomy, diagnostic peritoneal lavage, endotracheal intubation, and abdominal and cardiac ultrasound under the supervision of the trauma and anesthesia critical care attendings.


PGY2 residents spend three weeks on the toxicology service of the Massachusetts Poison Control Center as integral members of the team. The residents answer incoming calls from both the general public and health professionals throughout the state of Massachusetts and also serve as medical consultant on call under the supervision of the toxicologist. They also rotate through the inpatient toxicology service at BIDMC.

Contact Information

Carlo Rosen, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Rosenberg Building, 2nd Floor
1 Deaconess Road
Boston, MA 02115