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General Emergency Medicine Rotation


14 clinical shifts (8 hours each)

  • 10-11 shifts at Inova Fairfax Hospital adult ED
  • 1-2 shifts at Inova Fairfax Hospital pediatric ED
  • 1 shift at Inova Emergency Care Center – Reston
  • 1 shift at Inova Emergency Care Center – Fairfax

You will choose your shifts on the first day of the rotation.

Required training

For successful completion of the rotation, you must complete the online quizzes and simulation cases outlined below. These are all based on c ompletion but you should aim for >70%. These are open "book/Internet" and we encourage you to use your resources, including the library, textbooks, UpToDate, google. You are permitted to take the quizzes during down time on a shift, but they should never take away from your patient care responsibilities.


You should have received an invitation to with an ID. Log onto the website with the ID number assigned and the password 12345. There are 13 quizzes in the fourth year curriculum. You must complete all of them but "Pulmonary Emergencies."

Peds EM learning guides and quizzes

Below are four key pediatric EM topics with links to learning guide downloads and an accompanying quiz. Once you read the guides, go to the quiz and input your name/email address to proceed. You will have immediate feedback with explanations. Be sure to review them.

You are required to complete TWO of the four topics listed below.

Infections learning guides and quiz

Respiratory/CV learning guides and quiz

Surgical learning guides and quiz

Trauma learning guides and quiz

DIEM sim cases

There are two simulation cases under the tab Diem Cases. Complete both and be sure to use Inova Fairfax Hospital as your location.

Optional training

Recommended reading


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