Only students strongly considering going into the field of EM should take the elective from May through December. Others are welcomed to take it during the rest of the year.
Students interested in K500 - Emergency Medicine must complete a full 4 week rotation. No exceptions will be made.
** Visiting students interested in the K500- Emergency Medicine elective MUST submit a CV and personal statement in order to be considered for this rotation.
K500 Emergency Medicine (Jacobi Medical Center & Montefiore Medical Center)
**Not Available to International Exchange Students**
The EM rotation is a four week elective for fourth year students. Students will be rotating through the very busy EDs of Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Their clinical shifts will average 36-40 hours/week. Students will have direct patient care responsibilities under the supervision of ED attendings and senior residents. They will have the opportunity to evaluate and treat their own patients, perform procedures, and assist during resuscitations. In addition to bedside teaching, students will get several hours of mandatory workshops primarily focused on hands on education. These workshops include airway management, suturing, simulation, IV placement, and ultrasound. Additionally there will be hyperbaric and snake envenomation related site visits with associated lectures. This rotation is valuable and educational to students interested in all fields, but particularly to those applying to Emergency Medicine. There will be opportunity for students to get mentoring from the faculty who are all EM trained.
Method of student feedback and evaluation: Evaluations and final grades will be based on clinical performance, as well as grades on the end of rotation test and case presentation.
Textbook information: None required
Joshua Silverberg, MD
Contact: Ms. Elizabeth Morales, email@example.com, 718-918-5820
Modules: 1A-4A and 4B-5A
Maximum students: 10
On the first day students report to Ms. Elizabeth Morales at Jacobi Medical Center, Building 6, Suite 1B25. Students must contact Ms. Morales two weeks prior to the start of the rotation to obtain the required clearance before the rotation begins, and for the meeting time. Reporting day/time may be changed if first day falls on a hospital holiday.