Medical Student Rotations
We offer a four-week EM audition rotation for medical students. Rotations are held at either of our primary sites - Resurrection Medical Center or Saint Francis Hospital. The goal of the rotation is to introduce the clinical practice and fundamental didactics of emergency care in an accelerated curriculum appropriate to those students pursuing a career in emergency medicine. It emphasizes bedside teaching, procedures and diagnostic assessment. Each student will work one-on-one with attending physicians, a format which allows ample opportunity for critical evaluation and recommendation for students entering the specialty - nearly half of our 39 residents rotated with us as medical students.
Please note that all scheduling is done on a first come basis. Please contact PresenceEM@gmail.com for additional information.
Due to increased competitiveness of applicants to our program the past few years, we are no longer automatically offering residency interviews to all rotating medical students. We will only offer interviews to the highest performing medical students. Students are also cautioned against using this audition rotation as “practice” for later EM rotations. Each student will be written a SLOE upon successful completion of the rotation, the quality of which will depend on your performance.
15 eight-hour shifts, including a single cross-over shift
Weekly conferences every Thursday, 7am to noon
Weekly didactic sessions with an attending or senior resident
Attend monthly journal clubs
Attend monthly ultrasound tape review
Airway/RSI, ACLS lecture and simulation lab
4th year students attending ACGME accredited medical schools who plan to enter the emergency medicine residency match
Letter of good standing
USMLE Step 1 Board Scores (220 minimum)
Proof of medical liability insurance
Proof of immunization status (must have Hep B and TB screening within 12 months)