Block 1 (July) for PGY1 is considered an "orientation" block. PGY1 residents complete a two-day introductory bedside ultrasound course, transition of care training and procedural/resuscitation simulation courses. In addition, entering interns complete courses in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support. Residents not certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) must take our ACLS course as well. In addition, PGY1 residents complete clinical shifts in the ED.
Residents rotate through Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH), Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital (SVBGH), Sentara Obici Hospital (SOH), Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD), and the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center (MMC).