First Year

The focus of the first year is to provide the fund of knowledge and basic skills needed to practice Emergency Medicine, including management of critically ill patients.  This is obtained through nine blocks of emergency medicine rotations at both Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and Bridgeport Hospital (BH), as well as six weeks of intensive care experience at YNHH.  The first block of intern year is an intense orientation consisting of seminars, workshops, lectures, and simulations, while working a light schedule in each of the Emergency Departments. Additional time is provided in obstetrics, orthopedics, and anesthesiology/ultrasound.  Four weeks of the first year is dedicated to intensive training in emergency ultrasound as part of a combined anesthesiology/ultrasound rotation.

Year 1

EM Orientation

4 weeks

Yale Emergency Medicine

14 weeks

Bridgeport Emergency Medicine* (Adult and Pediatric)

9 weeks

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

4 weeks

Emergency Medicine Urgent Care*

2 weeks

Cardiac ICU

2 weeks

Medical ICU

4 weeks


2 weeks


4 weeks


4 weeks


3 weeks

* denotes rotation at Bridgeport Hospital.

** denotes rotation at Hospital of Saint Raphael.