John Carter, a third-year medical student, begins the first day of his rotation in the ER at County General Hospital. Dr. Mark Greene, an ER resident physician, considers an offer to go into private practice. Dr. Susan Lewis, another ER resident, deals with myriad patients, including one diagnosed with advanced cancer. Dr. Doug Ross, the ER pediatrician, confronts a woman about potential child abuse. The head nurse, Carol Hathaway, returns several hours after her shift as a patient, following an apparent suicide attempt.
Angelo DiMascio Jr., Anne Gee Byrd, Christopher Wynne, Elizabeth Ruscio, Ellen Crawford, Holly Gagnier, Jay Leggett, Joe D'Angerio, Julianna Margulies, Michael Fairman, Paul Benjamin, Petra Porras, Ryan Cutrona, Scott Lincoln, Tracey Ellis, Troy Evans, Walter F. Kelly