Six months in an Irish emergency department: the experience of a senior house officer.
AffiliationDepartment of Emergency Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Aged, 80 and over
Emergency Service, Hospital
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CitationSix months in an Irish emergency department: the experience of a senior house officer. 2009, 178 (3):273-6 Ir J Med Sci
JournalIrish journal of medical science
AbstractEmergency 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.
We retrospectively audited one NCHDs 6-month experience in Emergency Medicine at Cork University Hospital to document the potential experience gained from this rotation.
We found a broad experience and exposure to a variety of medical conditions, especially orthopaedic presentations (39% of patients seen).
Emergency Medicine provides a potential broad experience for a senior house officer and may be of benefit to various training schemes.