EM Clerkship (MSIII)
The Emergency Medicine rotation is a 3-week Clerkship during the 3rd year. Students rotate through the Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments at University Hospital, as well as Upstate at Community General working alongside Emergency Medicine residents and faculty. Undifferentiated patients with various Emergency Department complaints will be seen by the students under the direct supervision of senior residents. Emphasis will be on history taking and acquisition, physical examination of the patients, and differential diagnosis and treatment plans.
Students also have the opportunity to work directly with an Emergency Department Nurse during a Nursing & Procedure Shift practicing IV, Phlebotomy, and other procedural skills performed in the ED.
Students will also receive simulation based case teaching by faculty and online modules. Specifics of the course will be emailed to each student prior to the start of the course.
I thoroughly enjoyed my rotation in the Upstate Emergency Department. I was able to have plenty of one-on-one time with my supervising attending physicians, and the residents, nurses and the rest of the staff were great teachers. During my shifts, I saw cases ranging from blunt traumas to cardiac emergencies. I was able to be a part of the team handling a stroke emergency and took care of fractures, lacerations and other very sick patients. My Upstate ED rotations provided me with extensive hands-on training and were among my favorite months of Medical school. - Christopher Geddes, MS4