Dec 17, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018 
    
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EMERG 300 - Emergency Medicine


Stephen Baker M.D., Clerkship Director

2 credit hours

The primary goal of this third year elective is to expose medical students to the scope, practice, and flow of Emergency Medicine in the setting of a Level 1 Trauma Center. For many students, this will be their first experience in evaluating real patients without a known diagnosis. Over the course of the rotation, the student will begin to develop an understanding of the approach to the undifferentiated patient. This fast-paced exposure will also illustrate the importance of teamwork in the Emergency setting, demonstrating how many moving parts work together to the benefit of the patient. The secondary goal includes providing students with exposure to the fundamental skill set required for patient care in the Emergency Department. In addition to developing an understanding of patient management, the medical student will have the opportunity to participate in many of the skills that are essential to the practice of medicine. These skills will include obtaining vital signs, IV line placement, blood draws, basic wound care, and EKG recording and interpretation. The student will be expected to have direct patient interaction while paired with an Emergency Medicine Resident.