Physicians at MedStar provide medical services to the Baltimore Ravens and to all Georgetown athletic teams. In addition, opportunities to work with medical services on the National Mall on 4th of July and other major national events in the nation’s capitol abound. These relationships provide Emergency Medicine residents with opportunities to participate in providing services related to sporting events and other related activities.
The EMS rotation/experience spans all three years of the program. In the first year, the focus is on 911-based ground EMS including shifts with the Fairfax City Fire Department and DC Fire/EMS, and time at the DC Unified Communications Center. EMS can be pursued as an elective for the residents in addition to the regularly scheduled EMS rotations through out the curriculum. Second year residents focus on critical care out-of-hospital medicine and may choose to fly with our MedSTAR helicopter crews or ride with the MedSTAR critical care ground ambulances. Third year residents are involved in EMS education, oversight, protocols, and call review.There are also opportunities for our residents to gain experience in medical direction and base station on-line medical command. Residents with interests in EMS can explore additional opportunities with FEMA urban search and rescue, tactical medicine, mass gathering medicine, disaster preparedness, and additional aeromedical experiences.