Emergency Medicine 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 Delray Medical Center, which sees 42,800 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 or COMLEX Step 1 exam.

Emergency Medicine Elective

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 twelve 8-12 hour shifts when rotating for four weeks and five 8-12 hours shifts when rotating. Students attend a five-hour didactic conference each week at Bethesda Hospital East.

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.

Emergency Medicine Interest Group

The goal of the Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) is to provide all CESCOM students with information about the specialty of emergency medicine through informative presentations, immersive experiences, and relationship building with leaders in the field. This organization will work to expose both open-minded and emergency medicine-oriented students to the scope of EM and operate as part of a larger state-wide and nation-wide emergency medicine community. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sohini Lahiri at slahiri2014@health.fau.edu.

Emergency Medicine Interest Group 2021-2022 Executive Board members
2021-2022 Executive Board (left to right): Brian Blair, Loren Breen, Sohini Lahiri, Keren Fishman, Sarah Cole, Nika Vafadari (not pictured)

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers students a variety of educational programs and degrees.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431