JOURNAL ARTICLE

Six months in an Irish emergency department: the experience of a senior house officer

J F Baker, M M Molloy, S Cusack
Irish Journal of Medical Science 2009, 178 (3): 273-6
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INTRODUCTION: Emergency Medicine (EM) is a challenging specialty to work within and forms part of a number of training programs. The Emergency Medicine experience at non-consultant hospital doctor (NCHD) level in Ireland has not been reported.

METHODS: We retrospectively audited one NCHDs 6-month experience in Emergency Medicine at Cork University Hospital to document the potential experience gained from this rotation.

RESULTS: We found a broad experience and exposure to a variety of medical conditions, especially orthopaedic presentations (39% of patients seen).

CONCLUSION: Emergency Medicine provides a potential broad experience for a senior house officer and may be of benefit to various training schemes.

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