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Emergency Medicine – LCOM

Updated: 3/14/23

This course is open to all fourth-year students who have successfully complete clerkships in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, and Psychiatry. Students will be required to fill out an application that will need to be turned in no later than 6 weeks prior to starting the rotation. They will also be required to notify our coordinator 4 weeks before the start of the elective to drop the rotation. Students need to contact the program coordinator one week before the start of the rotation to obtain orientation information. Orientation is mandatory and students will not be able to start the rotation prior to completing it.

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.

*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 Directors: Abhi Vallabhaneni

  • Program Information

    Location: LCOM
    Duration: 4 Weeks
    Night Call: Special*
    Weekends: Yes
    Students Accepted:3
    Coordinator: Elizabeth Valdivia
    Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: Varies
    Laboratory/Independent Study: No
    Outpatient: Varies
    Total Hours /Week: 35-40

  • Reporting Instructions

    The program coordinator will email reporting instructions one week prior to start of the rotation.