Procedures - 1 month
Our program prides itself on the degree of procedural training that our residents receive. This is made possible by both our outstanding faculty as well as our dedicated sub-specialists. Residents are given the opportunity to become proficient in office procedures such as colposcopy, vasectomy, joint and trigger point injections, I & D's, endometrial biopsy, indirect flexible laryngoscopy, excision/destruction/biopsy of the various "lumps and bumps." In order to ensure that our residents receive adequate exposure, we have incorporated an entire month dedicated to procedures into our second year curriculum. This allows the residents to supplement the procedures they perform on their own patients with experience gained by a more concentrated experience with patients that come from the faculty pool. Our residents, under the supervision of our faculty as well as ICU staff physicians, often perform inpatient procedures such as central lines, arterial lines, Quinton catheters, PA catheters, trans-venous pacemakers, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and chest tube placement.