Emergency Medicine Subinternship Elective
In July 2022, NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine begins welcoming visiting students for a four-week subinternship elective. The course is intended to offer an advanced experience to students pursuing a career in emergency medicine, enabling students to deepen their specialty knowledge and develop clinical skills and self-directed learning habits.
Just as our patients have diverse needs and perspectives, emergency medicine professionals have differing learning styles, personal responsibilities, and growth areas. We aim to provide a customized experience, and our students’ choices inform shift scheduling and some didactic topics.
Students select from subspecialty shifts including pediatric emergency medicine, emergency medical services, emergency ultrasound, critical care, and event medicine. They work directly with attending physicians at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and connect with a faculty member through a dedicated mentorship.
Our flexible didactic schedule includes multimedia learning materials and case-based seminars. Students also gain simulation experience at our leading-edge NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Simulation Center.
Clinical Training Location
The Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island is an optimal place for students to experience the breadth of contemporary emergency medicine. As a STEMI Receiving Center, a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and an American College of Surgeons–verified Level 1 Trauma Center, we work closely with leaders from multiple specialties to provide rapid, definitive care to the diverse communities of Nassau County.
An emergency medicine student is often the first clinician that a patient encounters. Therefore, identifying acutely ill patients and communicating equitably and effectively are crucial objectives for students training in emergency medicine. Our students develop a focused differential diagnosis and treatment plan under the direct supervision of the emergency medicine attending physician. Students work 16 shifts of 9 hours each in the Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, where they manage multiple patients simultaneously and collaborate with the interprofessional team to prepare for the expectations of residency. Procedural skills are taught in both clinical and simulated environments, including airway management, electrocardiogram interpretation, ultrasound imaging, wound care, and orthopedic injury management.
Interactive lectures, skill sessions at our Simulation Center, and traditional department activities are only part of our program to nurture the emergency medicine–specific knowledge of our students. Case-based seminars for subinterns cover crucial topics as well as areas of interest chosen by our students. Students also identify their own knowledge gaps throughout the course and allot study time to learn current evidence-based practices, culminating in a brief, flexible-format presentation for an audience of peers.
Mentoring and Evaluation
Preceptors assess students’ clinical competencies in daily evaluations on a scale of entrustability. Each student is paired with a faculty mentor who has a special interest in medical education. The faculty mentor precepts the student on multiple shifts to offer guidance, assess growth, and provide insights for the final evaluation. Faculty compose an electronic Standardized Letter of Evaluation (eSLOE) for each student completing the course and provide it to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
How to Apply
The Emergency Medicine Subinternship Elective is offered to visiting medical students who have completed the core clerkships required by their home institution. Block one begins on July 5, 2022, and block two begins on August 1, 2022.
Interested students should use the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities application service provided by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in May 2022.
For general inquiries about the elective, email Erin K. Gonzalez, MD, course director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rita Francique, administrative coordinator, at email@example.com or 516-663-2496.