Emergency Medicine

Trauma 24/7

“Hey Dr. Hall… here you go”. The on call resident slid the pager across the table into my open hand. “It’s all yours… good luck”. This was my first day on trauma. This was my first day after orientation month and I could tell that things were going to be different. The dichotomy between those two months was evident from the very first moments. The expectations were going to escalate quickly and it was time to step up. That first day I was already on-call… Continue Reading

Intern Time

  Everyone is a mix of excited and nervous to start residency. Luckily, our program starts out with an orientation month, so the excitement kicked in for me once med school graduation was over. Our group of interns clicked right away. We are from all over the country (except the East Coast)- Utah, Colorado, California, Texas, Chicago, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Alabama. The common bond so far is being laid back, enjoying a joke (especially a sarcastic one), and being prepared to work hard…. Continue Reading

Hellos and Goodbye

  June and July were bitter sweet months here at UNMC’s EM residency program. We said goodbye to some excellent third year doctors as they went into the world to make a difference in the emergency medicine community. But, we got to gain nine recent graduates from medical school. These nine new interns, or as they call themselves, “the greatest class ever,” are embarking on a new journey towards becoming great EM doctors. Our departing 3rd years are going all over the country into community… Continue Reading