Practice of Medicine (POM)

The Department of Emergency Medicine provides simulation education activities for medical students at the EM-STAT Center.

POM I – Basic Life Support Training

Students apply didactic knowledge to a simulated patient in cardiac arrest to demonstrate:

  • Proper rescue breathing & CPR technique
  • How to attach a victim to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device
  • Ability to identify special conditions taht may alter the use of an AED
  • Performance in various AED scenarios

POM II – Abnormal Vital Signs

Students apply basic pathophysiology and pharmacology principles in treating simulated patients with critical complaints

A Message to our Medical Students

Paul Ko, MD

Paul Ko, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor & Medical Director
Undergraduate Medical Education

"The Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to the education and training of Upstate University medical students. The volume of sick and undifferentiated patients that are seen in the Emergency Department each day ensures a broad clinical exposure during each Clerkship rotation. Medical students are exposed to the treatment of complex trauma cases, critical medical and surgical patients as well as to difficult social and ethical issues involved in each patient's care. From these experiences, you will grow in your education and training as a medical student no matter what your future medical specialty of choice may be"