Affiliated Program Training Sites
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital: Trauma and ICU rotations are completed here, at the only area Level I Trauma Center in the region. Residents receive in-depth and hands-on experience in performing and directing resuscitations in multi-trauma and medical ICU patients, as well as how to effectively manage a trauma/ICU team. Proficiency is also gained in the performance of central and arterial line placement, tube thoracostomy, FAST exams, diagnostic peritoneal lavage, and all other procedures necessary for the resuscitation and stabilization of the trauma/critical care patient.
Sentara Virginia Beach General: A 274-bed acute care hospital provides residents with valuable experience working in the Emergency Department of a busy community hospital. A Level II Trauma Center, there is ample opportunity for residents to evaluate and manage critically ill and injured patients. Being only a few miles from the oceanfront, residents have the opportunity to gain expertise in evaluating environmental injuries, including dysbaric injury, marine envenomation and poisoning, submersion injury, hyperthermia, and hypothermia.
Sentara Leigh General Hospital is a 250-bed acute care facility serving Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake. The hospital is surrounded by various nursing homes and provides care to the elderly with multiple medical problems of moderate to high acuity. The hospital also houses a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber to help speed the recovery of patients with major wounds, decompression sickness, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Riverside Regional Medical Center is a level II trauma center located in Newport News which serves as a primary referral center for STEMIs and Strokes as well as for higher acuity patients from the “peninsula” area of the Tidewater/Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The emergency department sees 38,000 patients per year with a 25% admission rate. Residents are the first physician responder and team leader for all trauma patients.
Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. The Pediatric Emergency Department consists of 40 beds with an annual census of 35,000 patients. Residents work alongside pediatric emergency medicine fellows and pediatric residents during shifts that are supervised by board certified pediatric emergency medicine attendings.
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center: A 310 bed comprehensive care hospital serving the Hampton Roads area. The emergency department is extremely busy with more than 65,000 visits annually. Residents work alongside board certified emergency physicians caring for critically ill and injured patients. Residents gain key experience in ED observation, utilizing the 12-bed ED observation area, and take a leading role caring for STEMI and stroke patients benefiting from the hospital’s certification as a chest pain center and primary stroke center.
New York City Poison Control Center: Located in Manhattan, NY and affiliated with New York University Medical Center. This is a fully funded one month rotation with didactic teaching by nationally known toxicologists.
Shands at the University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL: Shands Jacksonville is home to the TraumaOne trauma program, the only state-approved adult and pediatric Level I Trauma Center in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The TraumaOne Trauma Center has five resuscitation beds. NMCP EM Residents work strictly in the Medical Resuscitation and Trauma Resuscitation bays of Shands/TraumaOne.