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General Practice Residency

Emergency Medicine Rotation


Upon completion of this rotation, residents will gain:

  • An introduction to basic emergency medicine
  • Exposure to assessment and triage of patients
  • Exposure to management of medical emergencies
  • Experience in physical assessment and treatment of various patients (e.g. suturing lacerations)
  • Experience in obtaining and interpreting the patient’s chief complaint, medical and social history and review of systems 
  • Experience in obtaining and interpreting clinical and other diagnostic data from other health care providers 
  • Experience using the services of clinical, medical and pathological laboratories
  • Experience performing two history and physical evaluations and collecting data in order to establish a medical assessment
  • Experience in selection and administration of medications for emergency medical treatment, especially pain and infection
  • Exposure to the medical care of an economically underserved urban and rural population of patients


During this one week Emergency Medicine rotation, general practice residents will actively participate in the care of patients with the University of Colorado Hospital Emergency Department. The University Hospital serves as a primary care provider for an indigent and medically underserved population of patients. The state-of-art Emergency Department serves as a major urban Level I trauma center, thus residents are exposed to a wide variety of urgent and emergent medical situations.

During their ED time, residents are encouraged to attend all seminars and lectures sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine while they are on rotation.

It is required that two full H&P’s be completed in EPIC under H&P dentistry. These are to be cosigned by the attending in EPIC and the MR# provided to the GPR director. Completion of the two full H&P’s will be considered the evaluation mechanism.


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