|The Medical Student Emergency Medicine Rotation|
This required four-week clerkship introduces the senior medical student to the specialty of Emergency Medicine and reviews principles of emergency care that will benefit a graduate entering any specialty. 11 clinical shifts spread across 3 different Emergency Departments during the month will offer students an opportunity to care for adult and pediatric patients with a variety of complaints. They will work closely with faculty and senior residents to formulate treatment plans and participate in procedures and other therapeutic interventions. Optional experiences with ground EMS, Lifeflight, and Emergency Ultrasound are also available. This clinical clerkship also has a significant didactic component and students will usually attend 3-5 daily interactive lectures per day on weekdays. Afternoon lab sessions will allow practice of airway skills, splinting and emergency procedures. Students will receive both BLS and ACLS training during the rotation. While this required clerkship is time-intensive and the required elements fill the scheduled 4 weeks, the course director will work with students to the extent possible to manage the scheduling challenges that may be encountered during residency interview season.
We will continue to offer visiting student rotations for interested 4th year medical students August-January. For more information, click the visiting student resources button on the right.
We encourage you to apply to spend an excellent month of EM with us. However, due to the increasing number of applicants pursuing EM every year, we cannot guarantee you an interview automatically after completing an elective at Vanderbilt. The educational leadership team will meet after your clerkship to evaluate your academic record and EM performance prior to offering residency interviews.
4th Year Academic Calendar for 2013-2014 *Tentative
For more information, please visit https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/registrar/visiting-students