Vidant Medical Center

Overview

"The East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program has been training highly competent emergency physicians for over 30 years, producing clinical and academic leaders in Emergency Medicine. We believe that we have a very challenging clinical environment in which to train, and have developed a structured and comprehensive curriculum to optimize your individual success in completing residency.

Our emergency department has an annual census of about 130,000 visits, serving about 1.4 million people from the large geographic area of eastern North Carolina, spanning 29 counties, with many of these counties having relatively few healthcare resources. The following are some of the features about our facility:

  • 58 bed main Emergency Department, with 7 additional psychiatric bed observation area
  • 16 bed Pediatric Emergency Department
  • 10 bed Minor Care Emergency Department separate from the main facility
  • One of the busiest PCI centers in the state
  • The only Level I trauma center in the catchment area
  • Designated Stroke Center

We have a very involved EMS faculty with a longitudinal EMS curriculum that provides residents with the opportunity to ride along with physicians in our EMS physician’s vehicle which responds to local county emergencies. Residents can also ride along with Vidant EastCare, a Critical Care Transport agency, in one of our five helicopters which are some of the busiest air medical helicopters in the US or with our ground units stationed throughout Eastern North Carolina. Residents can also participate in mass gatherings like serving as medical staff for ECU football games or local air shows and participate in disaster deployments with our very active State Medical Assistant Team.

Greenville offers a refreshing contrast to our bustling emergency medicine training program. Greenville is a warm, friendly city of just over 87,000 people, with East Carolina University as one of the prominent features of the area. Activities year round include sports, camping, hiking, fishing, a vibrant arts community, and legendary barbeque! Greenville offers a more resident-friendly cost of living relative to many other cities, with far fewer hassles associated with more urban areas."

Leadership

  • Interim Department Chair: Leigh Patterson, MD
  • Program Director: Richard Stair, MD
  • Associate Program Director: Cassandra Bradby, MD
  • Associate Program Director: Susan Miller, MD
  • Chief of Research Division: Kori Brewer, PhD
  • Residency Coordinator: Erin Cruz

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

Vidant Medical Center

Secondary Hospital

Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Curriculum

PGY1

  • 7 ED blocks
  • 2 Peds ED blocks
  • Trauma
  • MICU
  • OB/GYN
  • Anesthesiology/US

PGY2

  • 7 ED blocks
  • 1 Peds ED block
  • Trauma
  • NSICU
  • PICU
  • Elective
  • Toxicology

PGY3

  • 9 ED blocks
  • 1 Peds ED block
  • Trauma
  • Teaching
  • Elective

Electives

  • Community EM at Vidant Beaufort Hospital
  • Ophthalmology at White Eye Associates
  • Emergency Medical Services - Air and Ground
  • MICU
  • Administration
  • Simulation
  • Others as Requested

Fellowships

Emergency Medical Services - http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/ecuem/EMS-Fellowship.cfm
Fellowship Director: Roberto Portela, MD
Associate Fellowship Director: Joanna Adams, MD

Emergency Medicine Simulation - https://medicine.ecu.edu/clinicalsimulation/
Fellowship Director: Walter "Skip" Robey, MD

Contact Information

ECU Emergency Medicine Residency
Brody School of Medicine
600 Moye Blvd. Mailstop 625
Greenville, NC 27834 USA
252-744-4184
erin.cruz@vidanthealth.com

External Links

http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/ecuem/emresidency/

See Also