Clerkship in Emergency Medicine
Clerkship Director: Charlene An, M.D.
The Emergency Medicine clerkship is a two-week required rotation for third year medical students at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine. The rotation consists of nine 8-hour shifts in the Kings County Hospital Emergency Department (both the critical care and low acuity areas), the Kings County Pediatric Emergency Department, and the University Hospital of Brooklyn Emergency Department.
Medical students are introduced to the diagnosis and management of undifferentiated illness, and benefit from continuous attending and resident attention and supervision during their shifts in the ED. For many students, it is their first encounter with patient responsibilities in a clinical setting and their first opportunity to observe and learn physical exam skills, history taking and basic procedures such as insertion of intravenous lines, suturing, NG tube placement and Foley catheter insertion.
To successfully complete the course, students must complete all shifts, turn in their faculty evaluations, pass a post-rotation exam, and complete their procedure log. Students are currently graded on a honors/high pass/pass/low pass/fail basis.
We feel that the clerkship in emergency medicine is an exciting opportunity for medical students to be introduced to clinical medicine in the setting that harbors some of the most diverse medical pathology in the country.
Students beginning the rotation may contact Charlene An or Jane Kim at 718-245-4790 or firstname.lastname@example.org