You’re fired: A Long Island hospital is going to replace most of its ER staff. “The hospital’s 20 full-time emergency room doctors specialize in non-emergency fields, including internal medicine, surgery, gynecology or pediatrics. Only two doctors have the training and certification in emergency medicine that would now allow them to stay.

Asked whether the doctors would be offered other jobs in the hospital, Kane said, ‘I don’t know that there will be vacant positions elsewhere that they would qualify for.’”

Update:
GruntDoc gives his take.

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  • Anonymous

    I am a fairly new EM residency grad, board certified. However, I do not support the firing of a whole group of docs that have made the ED work.

    I just wonder in their current set up who decides who gets to see first the psychotic bipolar pregnant 15 year old female complaining of chest and RLQ pain? The psychiatrist, internist, pediatrician, surgeon, or gynecologist?