Electives

Emergency Medicine - Clerkship Electives

Student Rotations

EMED 752- Acting Internship in Emergency Medicine.  This is designed for 4th year students and requires completion of all core rotations.  This rotation is open to both Penn State and visiting medical students.  This is a four-week course involving day, evening, and overnight shifts.  Students will care for a variety of patients under the supervision of faculty and senior residents.  Students will attend weekly conferences as well as a weekly student lectures.

Course Director- Colby Shirk, MD

EMED 796-Individual Studies.  Requires approval by Department of Emergency Medicine.  Available only to Penn State medical students.

EMED 756- Introduction To Emergency Medicine.  This is designed for 3rd year Penn State medical students (January-June).  This is a two-week course involving day and evening shifts in the ED.   Students will work closely with a senior resident to gain skills in patient evaluation, clinical presentation and development of a differential diagnosis.  Students will "shadow" the residents on critical patients and may see less severely ill patients independently.

Course Director- Michelle Fischer, MD

EMED 740- Emergency Ultrasound.  This course is designed for 4th year students with an interest in Emergency Medicine.  Previous rotation in Emergency Medicine is required.  Students will learn the principles and techniques of ultrasonography as it is used in the Emergency Department under the direct supervision of our qualified faculty.

Course Director- D. Robert Rodgers, MD RDMS