Clerkship

Our core mission for the Emergency Medicine Clerkship is to introduce students to Emergency Medicine and to educate them as to how an Emergency Department (ED) operates. We also help students recognize their future roles and responsibilities with the ED regardless of their career direction. Students acquire skills of critical judgment for the care of undifferentiated and seriously ill patients within the context of all organ systems and multidisciplinary content areas. The four week clerkship is offered from June to April. Students work a variety of shifts in the ED (day, evening, overnight, weekends) plus participate in four educational days including orientation, patient simulation, point-of-care ultrasound training, skill training, QI Conference, Grand Rounds, student clinical question presentations, case discussions, and interprofessional education. There is time outside of the educational days and clinical shifts for students to self-study, view asynchronous educational material, complete quizzes, prepare reflection paper, and develop a clinical question presentation.