EMM 800 Emergency Medicine, 4 credits

Students taking the emergency medicine rotation in Buffalo will work in one of the affiliated emergency departments under the guidance of one of the emergency physicians.

Patients with a wide variety of illnesses and conditions will be assigned randomly to students. The student will actively participate in the initial evaluation and stabilization of these patients, will learn about the interaction between emergency departments and pre-hospital care providers, will learn the pathophysiology and acute presentations of disease and learn the appropriate disposition of acutely sick and injured patients.

Students will be expected to work in the affiliated emergency department on a variety of shifts (some weekends, some evenings, some days) to learn that patients and their needs sometimes differ according to the time and day of presentation. Students will be expected to attend EM grand rounds and the student lecture series.

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to evaluate and initially manage a variety of medical, surgical and trauma cases. Additionally, the student will learn a variety of skills including many outpatient minor surgery techniques, acute cardiac care, orthopedics, ultrasound, lumbar puncture, arthrocentesis, intubation, and CPR.

MS3 students must contact the course coordinator for permission prior to registering.

Prerequisite: MS3 or MS4

Modules: A - M 
Blocks: 3 & 4 (Blocks 1 or 2 may be possible in special circumstances, please contact coordinator if needed)

Number of students: 8

Clerkship Director: Samantha Bordonaro, MD

Clerkship Coordinator: Chrissy Skrzypinski