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EMED 313A. Emergency Medicine Clerkship (SUMC)

S1 Open to Visitors

Emergency Medicine
Courses      Clerkships

Medical students will play an integral role in the delivery of health care to our emergency department patients. They will have the opportunity to evaluate, manage, treat and prevent unexpected illness and injury. Under the direction and supervision of the emergency department attending, they will interview their patients, perform complaint-directed history and physical exams, develop an appropriate differential diagnosis, order diagnostic testing and initiate treatment. Students will read from the acclaimed textbook, An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine (Cambridge University Press, 2005), written specifically for the EM clerkship. In addition, students will receive a course syllabus. All students are expected to attend orientation on the first Monday of the clerkship, complete 14 emergency department shifts performing direct clinical patient care, attend four core curriculum emergency medicine conferences (Wednesday mornings, 8:00A-12 noon), attend four interactive educational workshops (Thursday mornings 8:00A-12 noon; suturing, airway, ultrasound) and complete their reading assignments. Students also have the option of attending the Emergency Medicine journal club held once a month. Visiting students: Pre approval to apply is ONLY required for periods 1-3. Please send your CV and Cover Letter to clerkship coordinator Maria Alfonso ( starting April 1st. Pre approval is NOT required for periods 4-12.

Core clerkships in medicine, surgery and pediatrics. Passing score USMLE I (and II if taken) on first attempt.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for four weeks. 8 students per period. No adjustments in date. No adds less than one week prior to start.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: 900 Welch Road Suite 350 time: Coordinator will send you details one week prior to your first day.

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 2; 2 weekends off, some overnight duty

Peter Acker, M.D. at, Nikita Joshi, M.D. at and Nounou Taleghani, M.D. at

Other Faculty
Emergency Dept Faculty.

Maria Alfonso (650-497-6702),

* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)


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