Emergency Medicine

EM Core Clerkship – Overview & Orientation

The Emergency Medicine Core Clerkship (EM200) is designed to introduce you to emergency medicine and all the unique opportunities and challenges associated with this specialty.  This will be accomplished through formal lectures, case presentations, and by primary patient care.  The best way to learn about emergency medicine is to “do it.” You will be expected to evaluate patients and address their presenting complaints, initiate workups, and provide definitive therapies.  Often the most critically ill patients are managed using the “team approach” which often involves paramedics, nurses, physicians, and students.  I would encourage you to observe and participate in this unique aspect of patient care.  How much you learn, see, and do depends entirely on your effort and interest.

Please let us know if you have any questions, during your clerkship.