Anyone work at Medstar?

  1. Specifically, the MEDSTAR Trauma center at Washington Hospital Center?

    I'm hoping to move to DC after graduation and would like to perhaps work there. I really like Trauma but I'm also looking at ICU. I was hoping someone could tell me about MEDSTAR.

    It seems like it's separate from the ED, and even has it's own operating rooms?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   HillaryC
    MedSTAR doesn't hire new grads. Last I heard, the bare minimum they consider is 2 years of SICU experience, but I think in reality, it's more like 3-5. And yes, it is separate from the ER.

    Take care!
  4. by   NeuroNP
    Do you know anything about their SICU?
  5. by   HillaryC
    There are three SICUs and one CVICU (open heart recovery). One SICU has burns (and other SICU pts), the other two SICUs get pretty much the same pts (left-over hearts, neuro pts, trauma, general surgery) with some exceptions. One gets the heart transplants and the VADs, the other gets pts who have a special surgery involving intraperitoneal chemotherapy. The CVICU (called the CVRR) is for post-op open heart surgery pts in the first 24-48 hours.

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