Elective Description: During the 4 week Sub-I, the student will experience a variety of urgent patient care cases in two locations: the University campus which is a Level 1 Trauma Center and the Memorial ED located in the urban center of Worcester.
There are 16 clinical shifts during the 4 week rotation which incorporates shifts at the Memorial Campus, shifts with an assigned preceptor, EMS ride a long shifts and overnight shifts. The student arranges his/her own schedule on the first day of the rotation at orientation. The student will interact directly with the ED Attendings and Senior Residents. Students are given full access to patients and are expected to elicit histories, perform physical exams and procedures in addition to discuss cases in order to form and implement patient care plans. Didactics include a student lecture series, resident conferences, and workshops in wound care, ultrasound and simulation scenarios. Reading resources are provided; no rotation examination is required.