Students will be given an overview of the principles and concepts of the specialty of Emergency Medicine, with emphasis on the common presenting complaints and procedures in the undifferentiated patient. Students additionally will experience how treatment in the Emergency Department affects the patient‚ subsequent hospitalization. Critical care concepts, such as ventilation management, hemodynamic monitoring and pressor management, critical care pharmacology and social and behavioral concepts affecting patient management at this level will be addressed. Click here for Educational Objectives for this course. Click here for: Emergency Medicine Clerkship Curriculum: An Update and Revision. Published in 2010 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
This course will consist of laboratory and didactic sessions, self-directed online learning modules, Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit shifts, a critical care workbook and a final written exam.
Students will be assessed through direct observation by the residents and faculty with whom they work. Students will be evaluated on their understanding of basic Emergency Medicine and critical care concepts, integration of basic knowledge into development of a differential diagnosis, and management plan and patient care; and satisfactory performance of basic Emergency Medicine procedures.
Learning materials for laboratory, didactic sessions and self-directed learning modules will be provided in a workbook and on ArizonaMed. Out-of-state students will be provided with a CD of learning materials as well as the workbook.
The first 3 days of orientation are mandatory, but students will be given the opportunity to choose a schedule for the subsequent 12 shifts in the ED. The schedule will be chosen on the first day of orientation with your fellow rotation team members. An example of the shift schedules is here - you will choose A-H (or J) depending on class size.