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Core Emergency Medicine – AIMMC

Updated: 3/14/23

 The students must have successfully completed core rotations in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, OB-Gyne, and Psychiatry. Cancellations for the first 3 blocks must be made at least 8 weeks before the rotation or students will receive an incomplete for the elective.

To expose the student to the concepts and skills involved in Emergency Medicine practice. Students will learn how Emergency Medicine care interfaces with other medical specialties, hone skills as the initial provider caring for a diverse spectrum of patients, assess, and determine treatment. Students will also interpret testing and make patient dispositions in a time-constrained setting.


  • Accurate, concise evaluation of the undifferentiated patient presenting to the ED including developing appropriate individualized differential, testing, and care plans.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with health care team
  • Effectively communicate/develop good rapport with patients and families
  • Understand the scope and limitations of patient care in the ED

Instructional Features:
Students will work in the ED under the direct supervision of attendings and EM residents Learning activities include lectures, case review, conferences, ward-round, outpatient evaluation, literature reviews and group work. There are approximately 14-8 hour clinic shifts, 5 hour/week conferences, and SIM/Skills/Case sessions totaling 3-4 hours.

Students receive written evaluations by attendings and residents for each clinical shift, departmental input and end of elective NBME. The NBME is held the afternoon of the final Friday of the rotation. Skill/SIM sessions are formative sessions that will not be graded. Both ongoing and midterm feedback is provided during the rotation.

*UIC students please submit a Student Scheduling Request Form to find out the availability of ELEC363.

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  • Program Number

    ELEC 363

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director: Dr. Jacob Preston

    Coordinator:  Ruthie Rivera

  • Program Information

    Location: AIMMC
    Duration: 4 weeks
    Nights: Yes
    Weekends: Yes
    Students Accepted:Min. 0 Max. 2-3
    Housestaff Used as Faculty:Yes
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact:7-13 lecture & conference/faculty supervision fourteen 8 hour shifts in ED.
    Laboratory:Student sessions vary by site (e.g. SIM session, skills, cases)
    Independent Study:Required readings/links provided; active use of medical resources during clinical shifts
    Outpatient:Clinical shifts in Emergency Department
    Total Hours/week:37-45
  • Reporting Instructions

    Please email Program Director for instructions. Please review this website before reporting to Advocate IMMC.