Emergency Medicine Clerkship
2017-2018 academic year
EMED 31200 | 125 units
Course Type: Emergency Medicine

Director:
    Dr. Keme Carter   
Primary Instructor:
    Dr. Keme Carter 2-7751 kcarter@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu  
Contact:
    Debra Milton  773-702-0351  dmilton@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu   
Campus:
    UCMC
Location on first day:
    L-523
Included in Lottery:
    Yes
Included in MedReg:
    No
Course can be dropped:
    No
Visiting Students:
    Yes
Last reviewed:
    1/13/2016

Overview


This clerkship is a one-month rotation. Students complete the clinical portion of the rotation at the U of C or NorthShore depending on lottery results. Students will have the opportunity to care for patients with a wide range of medical, surgical, and obstetrical/gynecological disorders. They will have a unique opportunity to assess the undifferentiated patient who is often acutely ill. The rotation will provide the students with experience in rapid patient assessment and the opportunity to simultaneously manage multiple patients. We will help the student master the prioritization of care for the individual patient and acquire triage principles required to care for multiple patients in the Emergency Department setting. Orientation will be held on the first day of the rotation and is mandatory, no exceptions. Students will take part in weekly simulation and didactic sessions and must attend all sessions to successfully complete the clerkship.

Objectives


The emergency medicine clerkship is designed to give students experience in the management of patients with a wide variety of medical conditions, ranging in acuity from the ambulatory stable patient to the critically ill or injured patient. Students will apply clinical knowledge in conducting an appropriate history and physical examination, directed versus comprehensive, based on the patient’s presenting chief complaint.

Evaluation


Students will be evaluated by attending and resident physicians on their ability to perform a focused history and physical, develop appropriate differential diagnoses, propose appropriate diagnostic evaluation and treatment plans, assess and stabilize critically ill patients, and prioritize care for multiple patients. Students will take a final exam and complete a case presentation at the end of the clerkship.

Schedules Offered


This course is offered on a Monthly Basis during the following months:
    January
    February
    March
    April
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December

This course is not offered on a Bi-weekly (two week) Basis, or no schedule has been set at this time


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Schedule Notes


Students are not to make any plans that involve multiple days off in a row during their Emergency Medicine Clerkship. Student schedules are chosen from a template and no schedule changes can be made to the template without prior approval from the clerkship director.

Visiting students will need to provide their own transportation in order to commute to NorthShore Hospital for the weekly required simulation/didactic sessions.

Course Eligibility and Prerequisites


Max enrollment

6

Eligibility

    Fourth year
    Visiting Student (from LCME Accredited Medical Schools Only)


Prerequisites

    Consent of the Department