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Emergency Medicine – JBVA

Updated: 09/26/23

Student must be an M4

The goal of this elective shall be exposure and experience to all aspects of urban/suburban emergency care.


  • Develop skills in patient care by interpretation of laboratory tests, reading basic radiology studies, and collaborating with various specialties to develop appropriate plan of care.
  • Become familiar with basic EKG interpretation
  • Become familiar with basic Xray interpretation
  • ACLS/BLS/PALS protocols
  • Become familiar with acute care procedures such as basic wound care/sutures, I&D, orthopedic reductions, chest compressions, venipuncture, etc.
  • Understand the workflow of a busy urban emergency department

Learning activities could include the following: Lectures, case reviews, conferences, ward-round, outpatient evaluation, term papers, library work, literature reviews, laboratory research, field activity, or group work. Learning activities include dedicated weekly protected conference time on Thursday mornings with a combination of small group sessions, didactics, simulation, hands on learning, and procedural skills sessions. Approximately 5-6 hours every Thursday of the rotation.

Students will be evaluated with end of shift evaluation forms filled out by their attending on the shift, departmental input and an NBME exam is given the afternoon of the final Friday of the rotation.

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  • Program Number

    ELEC 363

  • Program Contacts

    Program Directors: Anthony Acosta

  • Program Information

    Location: JBVA
    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