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Emergency Medicine Elective Course Description

Course Name: Emergency Medicine
Course Number: EM-404
Elective Type: A
Coordinator(s): Paul Willis, MD
Contact: Jean Baril 508-421-5522
Department: Emergency Medicine
Sites Available: Health Alliance-Leominster Hospital
Months Offered: M1, M2, M5-M7
Number of Students / Month:
Prerequisites: Completion of Surgery and Medicine clerkships and a Letter of Good Standing from medical school is needed if you are a visiting student. 
Enrollment Process: Must get approval from coordinator and then contact to have added to your schedule
Elective Description: This elective will offer 4th year students an opportunity to participate in the care of patients in a busy community Emergency Dept. (130 patients per day average). Students will evaluate patients and then develop a diagnostic and treatment plan under the guidance of an emergency physician. They will also perform certain procedures with supervision (including suturing, splinting, foreign body removal, I & D, cautery, LP and CPR). In addition to reviewing each patient with an emergency physician, the student may also arrange case reviews and informal teaching sessions.
Location: Health Alliance-Leominster Hospital, 60 Hospital Road, Leominster, MA 01453-8004