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Medical Student Rotations 

Emergency medicine electives are directed by board certified emergency physicians who have completed fellowships in various sub-specialties. Core faculty members work at Bethesda Hospital East, which sees 58,000 patients per year and St. Mary’s Medical Center, which sees 47,000 patients per year. Attending physicians will evaluate students during each shift worked; those evaluations will be combined into one inclusive evaluation completed by the Medical Student Director.

All rotations offer medical students a challenging experience in various aspects of emergency medicine. Rotations may be 2 or 4 weeks long and are offered throughout the academic year.

PREREQUISITES: Medical students only; must have successfully passed the USMLE Step 1 exam. Colleen Mayer, EM Academic Program Manager, must clear registrants prior to acceptance to the program

 

Emergency Medicine Elective

Course Director: Lisa Clayton, DO

Description: This rotation offers medical students a challenging clinical experience in emergency medicine with a broad range of clinical pathology, in a closely supervised environment. The student will work eleven 10-12 hour shifts when rotating for four weeks and six 10-12 hours shifts when rotating for two weeks, some of which must be at night. Students attend a five-hour didactic conference each week at Bethesda Health.

Objectives: Students will learn the basics of emergency medicine with one-on-one instruction from board certified attending physicians. Students will be exposed to history taking and physical exams. They will determine a diagnosis and plan of treatment for each patient. The importance of work ethic and interpersonal skills will be emphasized.

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Elective

Course Director: Scott Alter, MD

Description: The student will have an opportunity to work 3 twelve- hour EMS shifts a week. Additional opportunities during this rotation include shifts with our EMS director, didactic lectures, and time with EMS administrators. The rotation will be designed around the preferences of each student.

Objectives: This rotation will expand a knowledge base of emergency medicine in the subspecialty of EMS with one on one instruction from emergency medicine board-certified physicians as well as our board certified EMS director. The importance of work ethic and interpersonal skills will be emphasized.

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Emergency Medicine Research Elective

Course Director: Scott Alter, MD

Description: This research elective offers medical students a challenging research experience at Florida Atlantic University. Students will work on a project with the associate research director or one of the core faculty.

Objectives: Each student will learn the basics of emergency medicine research using a structured one-on-one discussion and participation in on-going research projects and/or the genesis of new projects. Statistics, reading and research methodology will be a part of ongoing lectures.

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Emergency Ultrasound Elective

Course Director: Stacey Feinstein, DO

Description: This rotation offers medical students a challenging clinical experience in emergency medicine ultrasound with a broad range of clinical pathology, in a closely supervised environment. The student will scan with the attending when rotating. Students attend a five-hour conference each week at Bethesda Health.

Objectives: Students will learn the basics of emergency medicine ultrasound with one on one instruction from board certified attending physicians. Students will be exposed to emergency medicine ultrasound exams and techniques. The importance of work ethic and interpersonal skills will be emphasized.

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective

Course Director: Richard Paley, MD

Description: The rotation offers medical students a challenging clinical experience in pediatric emergency medicine with a broad range of clinical pathology, in a closely supervised environment. The Palm Beach County Children’s Hospital emergency department at St. Mary’s Medical Center sees approximately 28,000 patients per year. The student will work eleven 10-12 hour shifts when rotating for four weeks and six 10-12 hours shifts when rotating for two weeks, some of which must be at night. Students attend a five-hour didactic conference each week at Bethesda Health.

Objectives: Students will learn the basics of pediatric emergency medicine with one on one instruction from board certified attending physicians. Students will be exposed to history taking and physical exams. They will determine a diagnosis and plan of treatment for each patient. The importance of work ethic and interpersonal skills will be emphasized.

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Last Modified 11/8/16