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conemaugh memorial hospital, PA

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by yeepa, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. yeepa


    Apr 19, 2007
    Hi, I just saw the post regarding a new EM program opening up in Conemaugh Memorial hospital. Does anyone have any comments about the hospital and the town its in?
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    EM OR BUST 5+ Year Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    Where did you see the post. Also can anyone tell me what new programs are starting this year. Ive heard rumors about one in Florida and one in Arizona. Anymore?
  4. WestcoastMedicine

    WestcoastMedicine Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 6, 2004
    New York
    The Pennsylvania program:

    Its at a Level I trauma center in SW PA. You will receive your board certification from the ACOEP, but also a ABODM(american board of disaster medicine) cert. The program director is a nationally known disaster medicine expert. The program is not linked to the internship, atleast just yet, so its a PGY2-4 program.

    The town is small, but it seems like there is still plenty to do in the area:
  5. WestcoastMedicine

    WestcoastMedicine Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 6, 2004
    New York
    The second Florida program according to the AOA section of ACEP's website:

    Palms West Hospital
    Thomas Matese, DO, Program Director
    13001 Southern Blvd.
    Loxahatchee, FL 33470

    It doesn't say anything about it on the website yet though.....

    Also a second program in WV:

    Charleston Area Medical Center
    James M. Turner, DO, Program Director
    419 Brooks St
    Charleston, WV 25301
  6. dxu

    dxu the great one 10+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    Not that I am of much help, but we routinely take Pts there for my EMS Co.

    Nice hospital overall...good reviews from pts and the surrounding community

  7. BadVB750

    BadVB750 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    I did my gen/vas/trauma surgery rotations at conemaugh and had a blast there. The hospital is very nice and treats their residents and students like gold. The trauma service is very busy, I saw mostly blunt trauma but a few hunting accidents rolled in. I got to help the chief crack a chest, he had me pump the heart which was my most intersting third year experience. The trauma attendings are very sharp, like to teach and are fun to be around. I don't know much about the ED from an operational stand point. However, since I was down there most days at all hours doing admissions I can say it is very busy. Plus, we admitted some interesting path. That hospital takes care of a rural population that only goes to the doctor when things get bad so you will get to see some interesting things. All and all I think this program has the potential to be very good, similar to geisinger.
  8. yeepa


    Apr 19, 2007
    thanks for the info. has anyone ever lived around the area? from what i could tell off of there is not a lot of life outside the hospital
  9. Aloha Kid

    Aloha Kid Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    The EM program at Lehigh valley Hospital located in Bethlehem PA is becoming dually accredited (osteopathic/allopathic) this coming year. Lehigh valley is a level 1 trauma system and is also the busiest trauma center in the state of PA. It is a community program with strong academic commitment and dedicated faculty. We are located about 1 hour out of philadelphia, 1.5 hours from NY, and 1 hour from Harrisburg.
  10. Bitsy3221

    Bitsy3221 5+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    The Hub
    My BF grew up in Johnstown, and I have visited. According to what I have seen and heard, it is a nice area if you are into outdoor-oriented activities. There are some good restaurants as well. If you are looking for the excitement of a city, this is not the area, but if you are looking for a quiet place to go hiking/biking, etc in your spare time and to raise a family, it would be a nice place.

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