Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective

The purpose of our Pediatric Emergency Medicine elective rotation is to provide medical students with exposure to a wide variety of urgent and emergent medical and surgical conditions occurring in the pediatric population. During this rotation medical students evaluate and manage patients ranging in age from newborns to seventeen year old adolescents. They are directly supervised by board certified pediatric emergency medicine and emergency medicine faculty and work together with pediatric residents. Depending on available patients they have the opportunity to perform technical procedures such as venous blood sampling, intravenous catheter placement, lumbar puncture and others. Student schedule consists of 7-12 hour long weekday and weekend shifts. Evaluation and rotation grade are based on student clinical performance and evidence of reading of assigned and independent materials.