Third-Year Electives

EMD 838 - Emergency Medicine

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 2nd year.

Course Director: Hans Bradshaw, MD

Contact:, (520) 626-1187

Goals/Objectives: To advance the education of third-year medical students as it pertains to the specialty of emergency and acute care medicine.

This elective provides training on emergency medicine-specific topics, including: pediatrics, splinting, chest pain, EKG lab, simulation labs, focused assessment with sonography in trauma, eye lab, pharmacy, suture lab, abdominal pain, and trauma. Students will gain valuable on-shift experience working with emergency medicine staff, residents, fellows, and attendings. The goal is to expose third-year students to both adult and pediatric emergency medicine patients to develop skills pertaining to history and physical exam, differential diagnosis, appropriate workup and evaluation of patients. Students also are exposed to basic procedures in adult and pediatric emergency medicine care, such as laceration repair and orthopedic procedures. 

Format/Evaluation:  Students will conduct brief literature review using Arizona Health Sciences Library Clinical Emergency Medicine Evidence-Based Medicine Search Engine on a topic of interest, and provide a one-page synopsis on the topic and how it pertains to the field of emergency medicine. Students also will be evaluated on nine shifts in the Emergency Department.

Rotation schedule: The duration on the rotation is three weeks. Please contact the Clerkship Coordinator: Kristina Waters,, (520) 626-1187, to let us know that you are EM bound so we can mentor you and follow your progress! Here is the rotation schedule for 2017:

  • 4/30/18 to 5/18/18
  • 5/21/18 to 6/8/18
  • 6/4/18 to 6/29/18