Lehigh Valley Health Network offers comprehensive resources to train emergency medicine residents. Because a four-year program should prepare you for a strong career, we have specialized academic tracks in administration, EMS/disaster medicine, ultrasonography, academic medicine/medical education, research, simulation and toxicology.
The residents spend approximately half of their time at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Cedar Crest and half at LVH-Muhlenberg. In addition to the 26 blocks of rotations in these two emergency departments, 26 blocks of specialty rotations are provided. These include medicine, cardiology, obstetrics, orthopedics, radiology, anesthesia, EMS/aeromedical, trauma, pediatric emergency medicine, toxicology and research/administration.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many shifts will I work each month?
PGY-1: 190-210 hours per block (9-hour shifts)
PGY-2: 190-210 hours per block (9-hour shifts)
PGY-3: 180-190 hours per block (9-hour shifts)
PGY-4: 170-180 hours per block (9-hour shifts)
How are didactics provided?
Medicine grand rounds occur once per week. EM residents meet weekly for a five-hour didactic session. Visiting speakers from all over the country enhance this with a two-hour lecture monthly. EM journal club meets once per month. A daily morning report is provided for first-year residents on medical/cardiology rotations.
What is the call frequency?
Call in the ED is on an as-needed basis. Call coverage is provided to the ED from certain off-service rotations to help ease the load from the residents scheduled on the emergency medicine rotation. The call person is only used in the event an emergency medicine resident calls out ill.
What are the rotations?
There are 26 months of emergency medicine and an additional month of pediatric emergency medicine. Additional rotations include neurology, trauma, toxicology, ICU, anesthesia, EMS, cardiology, obstetrics, pediatrics, PICU, medicine, orthopedics, electives and ultrasound/radiology.