EMERGENCY MEDICINE CLERKSHIP
The Department of Emergency Medicine at AHS - Highland hosts a very popular and dynamic rotation for qualified fourth year medical students interested in learning emergency medicine. Students considering a career choice in emergency medicine, as well as students just wishing to gain ED experience, are encouraged to apply. Students are introduced to the art and science of emergency medicine through working approximately 17 shifts (8 hours each) over a four-week period. Students function as primary providers under the close supervision of the ED attendings and senior residents. Students will have the opportunity to care for seriously ill and acutely injured patients. Students will perform a range of common ED procedures, and also obtain high-quality hands-on training in emergency applications of bedside ultrasound. A didactic conference for students is held weekly.
The rotation is offered in four-week blocks that coincide with the UCSF academic calendar (http://meded.ucsf.edu/ume/electives-calendar). Ten students per month rotate through the ED with up to five slots reserved for UCSF students. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with positions filled at the discretion of the Director of Medical Student Education. Early applications are highly encouraged, as spots fill very quickly.