Interruptions in the emergency department (ED) have been studied across multiple clinical roles, with little investigation into how residents experience interruptions. Therefore this pilot study aimed to characterize interruptions experienced by emergency medicine (EM) residents at various post-graduate year (PGY) levels. Observers shadowed ED residents across entire shifts and logged interruptions that affected clinicians into the Workflow Interruption Tool (WIT). Interruption characteristics captured included duration, nature, location, and task priority. Chi-square analysis identified a significant association between interruption type and the interruption priority, p < 0.001. Residents at varying PGY-levels experienced significantly different amounts of interruptions, p=0.0l3. Observing resident interruptions across the entirety of their shifts identified that as EM residents gain more experience, they are interrupted more often while working in the ED.