Students will have completed all of their 3rd year clinical clerkships and will take
this clerkship during their 4th year. Special allowance will be made for MS3 with
Honors and research commitments to take the clerkship during the end of their 3rd
year. Any other students will need approval from the course director to take it

                                                   COURSE DESCRIPTION

Our core mission is to introduce students to EM and to educate them as to how an
emergency department (ED) operates. We also will be focused on helping them to
recognize their future roles and responsibilities with the ED regardless of their
career direction. Students will acquire skills of critical judgment for the care of
undifferentiated and seriously ill patients within the context of all organ systems
and multidisciplinary content areas.

This course is based on the current national consensus for a 4-week EM Clerkship
Curriculum (ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 20 10; 17 :638-643.)

The 4-week course will be offered from July-April allowing the exceptions noted
above. It will be comprised of the following 4 Modules: Clinical, Simulation,
Emergency Ultrasound and Didactic. LUMC Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
faculty will supervise students at all times. Our scheduling plans assume no more
than 16 students per course period. Orientation will occur on the first day of the

Students will work 11 eight-hour a variety of clinical shifts (day, evening, overnight, weekends)
seeing undifferentiated patients in the ED. There will be one protected and required educational day each week allowing students to participate in Simulation, Point of Care Emergency Ultrasound, and Didactic sessions of various formats on selected EM topics. There will be time outside

of the clinical shifts and educational days for students to self-study and view asynchronous educational material.

There will be no resident intermediary between the students and supervising
faculty. This will allow for continual, real-time, direct and interactive faculty
instruction and formative feedback. Students will be continually pushing forward
beyond their individual abilities. While accountable for the Course Objectives,
students will also be able to focus on skills relevant to their specific career plans.




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