Please note that the prerequisite for this course is 4th year emergency medicine.
This elective is designed to provide students with an intensive patient care experience, serving in an intern-like capacity in an emergency department. Students will become familiar with common emergent problems; gain skills and understanding in providing care for patients who enter the emergency medical system; and hone their ability to apply these skills to the solution of complex problems in emergency care.
Subinterns will participate in patient care in a responsible role supervised by resident or attending faculty. Subinterns will provide care for assigned patients in the emergency department, performing history and physical examinations, creating an assessment and management plan, writing orders (under direct supervision of a resident and attending), and determining disposition of the patient. Along with the residents, subinterns will attend and participate in conferences as assigned.
A total of 14 ED shifts and a final examination are mandatory. Grades are calculated based on performance on clinical shifts and the end of rotation EM exam according to this formula:
Clinical evaluations (85%) 70 points possibleEmergency Medicine exam (15%) 100 points possible
70% of Total points - Pass79% of Total points - High Pass (Out-of-State Students)84% of Total points - Honors