Behind the Scenes: A glimpse at on-the-job training for new physicians
After speaking by radio with an EMT, Brian Allen, MD, a third-year emergency medicine resident, records the critical information so his colleagues can prepare to treat the stabbing victim.
Caregivers coordinate care from a nerve center that serves as home base for Dr. Allen and his colleagues.
Among Dr. Allen’s first patients is a man complaining of abdominal pain. Before examining him, Dr. Allen talks with the man to better understand his condition.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is one of the busiest hospitals in the region and an ideal training ground for new emergency physicians.
Dr. Allen talks through his medical findings with scribe Delanie Edwards as they walk from one patient room to another.