Emergency Medicine * Elective Course Description

Course Name: Emergency Medicine 
Course Number: ME-404
Elective Type: A
Coordinator(s):

Eric W. Schmidt M.D.
Contact: Jeff Abbott (jeffrey.abbott@umassmed.edu)
or 508-421-5522

Department: Emergency Medicine
Sites Available:

UMMHC-University and Memorial Campuses (UMME) 

Months Offered:

E1- Umass Students Only
M1 & M2- MD students from LCME accredited schools and UMass Students
M3-M10 All students dependent upon availability 

Preference given to students pursuing a 'career' in Emergency Medicine. 

Number of Students / Month: 8-10 
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 3rd year clerkships and be in good standing.

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.

Note: Preference given to students pursuing a 'career' in Emergency Medicine.  

Location:  UMMHC-University Campus, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA  01655 and
                 Memorial Campus, 119 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA  01655      www.mapquest.com
Website: http://www.umassmed.edu/emed/