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EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
EMERGENCY MEDICINE CLERKSHIP

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS ROTATING ON SERVICE AT ONCE.  Maximum of four (4) students, but only one (1) from any given medical school per rotation (with the exceptions of USUHS).

LENGTH OF ROTATIONS.  Four (4) weeks.

WILL TAKE STUDENTS FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY?  Yes – on a case-by-case basis.

LEVEL OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED  Third or fourth year.

TIME OF YEAR OFFERRED.  Flexible start dates throughout the year, excluding December.

PRIOR APPROVAL (FROM DEPARTMENT REQUIRED) AND ELIGIBILITY.

  • Yes.
  • Offered primarily to medical students with an Army obligation (HPSP and USUHS).
  • Students from other uniformed services and civilian students from mainland schools are welcome on a space-available basis.
  • All students (except USUHS and University of Hawai'i) will apply using the Clerkship Application form.
  • USUHS fourth year students will apply using USUHS Form No. 1304.
  • The Student Coordinator will obtain permission from the appropriate clerkship official upon receipt of the application/form and will then inform the student of approval/disapproval via e-mail.

OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF CLERKSHIP.

  • The purpose of the Emergency Medicine clerkship is to expose rotating medical students to patients with critical and urgent medical problems commonly seen in the emergency setting with the supervision of the full-time emergency medicine faculty.
  • Students will learn how to diagnose and manage patients with a wide variety of medical problems.
  • How to work within a health care team.
  • How to perform a variety of invasive medical procedures needed in the early management of acute illness.

FREQUENCY OF CALL.  No call during this rotation.

REQUIRED READINGS.  Students are required to read a selection of lectures available on the Emergency Department's internal homepage.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS.  None.

HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?

  • Medical students will have a shift evaluation filled out for each clinical shift worked.
  • The final clerkship evaluation is based on these shift evaluations.
  • Areas evaluated include: professionalism, fund of knowledge, patient management, procedural competency; communication skills and medical documentation.

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