Emergency Medicine Clerkship
The Emergency Medicine Clerkship is a four-week rotation at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island that takes place during phase three of the MD curriculum, the final year at NYU Long Island School of Medicine. The Emergency Medicine Clerkship is unique as it is complaint-oriented rather than disease-oriented, and priority is given to training in the stabilization and resuscitation of patients as well as identifying life-threatening pathology.
Students participate in the stabilization and resuscitation of patients, often with minimal information, and complete their medical history intakes and physical examinations. Afterward they participate in disposition, which is the process of deciding whether to admit, transfer, or discharge a patient.
Clerkship didactics also include a comprehensive introduction to emergency medicine through patient encounters, performing focused complaint-driven medical histories and physical exams of adult and pediatric patients; medical record keeping; case presentation; performing common emergency procedures; didactic lectures; and simulation cases.
The curriculum includes clinical shifts at the Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, where students have the opportunity to work with a variety of faculty preceptors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other interprofessional staff in the emergency department. Students work in the adult and pediatric areas. They also complete a four-hour shift working alongside a registered nurse and patient care associates, where they perform procedures such as intravenous therapies, phlebotomy, and Foley catheterization, as well as performing electrocardiograms, obtaining vitals, and administering oxygen. Students also spend dedicated time with our emergency medical services (EMS) team, through which they gain knowledge in prehospital care and have the opportunity to go on EMS runs.
This curriculum is informed by the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM)–recommended curriculum. The clerkship’s objectives are Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competency–based and linked to NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Entrustable Professional Activities. Our student assessment process is uniform with other required NYU Long Island School of Medicine clerkships.
The Emergency Medicine Clerkship is directed by Sunil George, MD. For general inquiries about the program and how to apply, email Rita Francique, administrative coordinator, at email@example.com or call 516-663-2496.