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Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Experiencing Emergency Medicine

Preceptorship in Emergency Medicine (EMR 401)

Instructor of Record: Mary Bing, M.D.
Duration and Units: 2 shifts (10 hours each), 1 unit
Quarter: All
Contact: Student Coordinator
 

This preceptorship is offered to first and second year UC Davis medical students interested in being exposed to clinical medicine. It is particularly well suited for students that are interested in emergency care and are considering a career in emergency medicine. Students spend two clinical shifts in the emergency department with an Emergency Medicine Faculty member. The student has the opportunity to see a wide spectrum of patients, many of which are critically ill or injured. Grading: Pass/Fail only.

Introduction to Medical Toxicology (EMR 430)

Instructor of Record: Jonathan Ford, M.D.
Duration and Units: 4 weeks, 6 units
Quarter: All
Contact: Student Coordinator 
 

In depth review of clinical and medical toxicologic emergencies. The rotation includes contact with toxicology trained emergency faculty, didactic lectures, journal club, simulation training and exposure to a very busy poison control center. Grading: Pass/Fail only.

Emergency Medicine Clerkship (EMR 440)

Instructor of Record: Russell Jones, M.D.
Duration and Units: 4 weeks, 6 units
Quarter: All
Contact: Student Coordinator 
 

The primary goal of the emergency medicine clerkship is to teach the student how to recognize and manage acute life threatening conditions. A secondary goal is to develop the diagnostic skills necessary to evaluate patients with common symptoms such as chest pain or abdominal pain.

Students should have a solid foundation in internal medicine, surgery, and pediatrics prior to starting this rotation. The student will be expected to take a focused history and physical and present it in a concise, clear fashion. Grading: Honors/Pass/Fail determined by faculty evaluations.

Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (EMR 445)

Instructor of Record: Ken Kelley, M.D.
Duration and Units: 4 weeks, 6 units
Quarter: All
Contact: Student Coordinator 
 

There is an increasing role for Point of Care Ultrasound across many specialties.  This tool provides an extension to the assessment of the critically ill patient and affords dynamic guidance of invasive procedures.  The elective will focus on image acquisition and interpretation at the bedside within the ED under the supervision of the emergency ultrasound fellow and ED attendings.  Image and tape review during weekly Emergency Ultrasound Continuous Quality Improvement will provide a forum for focused learning and direct feedback on cases.  Prerequisites: 4th year med student in good standing.  EMR 440 (or equivalent) recommended prior to rotation. Grading: Pass/Fail only.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine (EMR 470)

Instructor of Record: Cheryl Vance, M.D.
Duration: 4 weeks, 6 units
Quarter: All
Contact: Student Coordinator 
 

Students will see patients in the Pediatric area of the Emergency Department under the supervision of an Emergency Medicine Attending. Emphasis on recognition and management of the acutely ill pediatric patient and treatment of common pediatric complaints. Prerequisites: satisfactory completion of Medicine, Surgery and Pediatrics. Grading: Honors/Pass/Fail determined by faculty evaluations.

Emergency Medicine Health Policy (EMR 480)

Instructor of Record: Aimee Moulin, M.D.
Duration: 4 weeks, 6 units
Quarter: All
Contact: Student Coordinator 
 

Students will learn about current health policy issues affecting Emergency Medicine in California by participating in policy discussions and attending meetings with California Legislatures and Legislative Staff. The rotation is designed to promote understanding of health care policy and how it affects the practice of Emergency Medicine in California.  Students will develop advocacy skills to change policy at the local, state and national level that will enhance their future medical careers.

Emergency Procedures Elective (EMR 490)

Instructor of Record: Joseph Barton, M.D.
Duration: 2 weeks, 3 units
Quarter: All (once per quarter)
Contact: Student Coordinator 
 

Simulator-based skills training for emergency procedures. Topics include airway management, central venous access, chest tube placement, and general critical care resuscitation skills. Prerequisites: 4th year medical student in good standing. Current BLS (basic life support) certification. Grading: Pass/Fail only.

Research in Emergency Medicine (EMR 499)

Instructor of Record: Deborah Diercks, M.D.
Duration: Variable
Quarter: All
Contact: Student Coordinator
 

This research elective is offered to any student interested in carrying out an emergency medicine related research project. Please see the faculty research interests for potential topics. Most of the research is clinically based however, bench top research is available for the highly motivated student. The project must be approved by the precepting faculty member.

The Department of Emergency Medicine also participates in other courses offered by the School of Medicine:

  • Doctoring 2

***Visiting Students***

The UC Davis School of Medicine accepts only visiting students from LCME-accredited medical schools (http://www.lcme.org/directry.htm) through the AAMC’s VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service).  UC Davis School of Medicine does not accept students from international schools nor DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) visiting students.

Processing Fees:  Medical students from LCME-accredited schools pay $150 per elective. Click here for the Sitepay website.

For more visiting student information, please visit the website of the UC Davis School of Medicine registrar's office: 
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mdprogram/registrar/visiting.html