Emergency DepartmentEmergency Department rotations provide the vital experience of initial patient assessment, triage, and management while building cooperative ties with our colleagues in the ED. Interns rotating through the Emergency Department will interview, assess, and evaluate new patients presenting to the ED following initial nursing triage. Interns and residents in Internal Medicine, like ED interns and residents, work directly with a senior ED resident and an ED attending. In addition, Emergency Department rotations provide an opportunity to perform procedures which would otherwise be done by the procedure service on the general medicine and cardiology floors. Interns and residents working in the ED have the opportunity to perform lumbar punctures, paracenteses, arthrocenteses, and central line placements under the supervision of a senior ED resident or attending. In addition, the ED provides a unique opportunity to perform procedures done less commonly on the inpatient floors including incision and drainage, suturing, and stapling.