Rhode Island Hospital
The program is based at Rhode Island Hospital, a busy full service urban academic medical center and the only Level I Trauma and Burn Center in Rhode Island. The Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center, built in 2005, has a volume of well over 100,000 patients per year, making it one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the Northeast and in the country. Our state-of-the-art facility features seventy- two urgent rooms, twelve critical care bays, two dedicated CT scanners, an MRI scanner, a digital C-arm to guide orthopedic reductions, and an emergency cardiac catheterization lab. There is a 24/7 radiology reading room centrally located in ED, and our radiologists are happy to review findings. We have a dedicated Emergency Department pod for psychiatric emergencies with an in-house psychiatric team, so these patients can get timely care and do not wait in our main ED. The Emergency Department also has a Clinical Decision Unit for prolonged or overnight observation of patients.
Here residents will have immediate access to all the tools necessary to take care of Southeastern New England’s sickest and most severely injured patients.
The Miriam Hospital
At the Miriam Hospital, our community hospital located 2.5 miles away from Rhode Island Hospital, residents work more independently with complex patients. The patient population at the Miriam hospital has better access to primary care and the patients often present to the Emergency Department in a more decompensated state. We spend dedicated months here PGY1 and PGY2 and then have integrated shifts throughout PGY3 and PGY4. Residents universally love our time at the Miriam, and have access to the same academic faculty who teach us at the Anderson Emergency Department.
Hasbro Children's Hospital
Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the dedicated children’s hospital on the Rhode Island Hospital campus, is where residents acquire critical skills in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Hasbro is a busy urban referral center and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center with well over 50,000 patients visits each year. We spend dedicated months here in PGY1 and PGY2 and then integrated shifts during PGY3 and PGY4. Here residents work side-by-side with dedicated, enthusiastic, and incredibly knowledgeable Pediatric Emergency Medicine attending physicians, all of whom are fellowship trained, and faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine. The pediatric Emergency Department also has a Clinical Decision Unit for prolonged observation of pediatric patients.
There is no shortage of pediatric training, and residents leave our program feeling very comfortable taking care of sick children wherever they practice.
Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital is a world-renowned specialty hospital immediately adjacent to Rhode Island Hospital which cares for all aspects of the obstetric and gynecologic patient. As PGY1s, we rotate here for a month, and spend time in the Triage Unit, which serves as an intake for patients with obstetric and gynecologic emergencies, and in the Labor and Delivery Unit, where residents easily exceed the ACGME minimums on deliveries and procedures.
Rhode Island Hospital Simulation Center
The emergency medicine department has a high fidelity simulation center designed and operated by the emergency medicine faculty. The center features one infant, one pediatric, one obstetric, and three adult state-of-the-art mannequins. Every month, residents have a conference day dedicated to simulations and learning procedures. In addition, residents engage in specialized courses at transition points, tailored to the respective year of training. Our senior residents each design and debrief a simulation scenario for the junior learners.