The main objective of Emergency Medicine is prompt and accurate patient stabilization, so as to ensureeffective subsequent handling and care. During this clerkship, fourth year students will be exposed to the patient in critical condition (true emergencies) and to patients with medical urgencies, under the guidance of their mentor. These experiences will enable the student, once the patient is stable, to consult the corresponding specialist(s), regarding further patient management or disposition, such as admission, transfer to another facility, or discharge. Students will acquire knowledge and skills by repeated practice in obtaining focused clinical histories, in carrying out accurate physical examinations guided by history, and through case discussions (differential diagnosis, treatment options, among others), performance of certain procedures, reading assignments on related topics, and lectures pertaining to emergency medicine.Students are supervised at all times by a faculty member of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

During this clerkship, students will function as junior interns in the health-care team. Therefore, they will have a greater degree of responsibility for patient care than third-year students. Emphasis will be given to critical care aspects, with increasing exposure to patients in the Intensive Care Unit.Students participate in daily Morning Report sessions, attending rounds, lectures and Grand Round activities as part of their didactic program.

During this clerkship, students will function as junior interns in the health-care team. Therefore, they will have a greater degree of responsibility for patient care than third-year students. Emphasis will be given to critical care aspects, with increasing exposure to patients in the Intensive Care Unit.Students participate in daily Morning Report sessions, attending rounds, lectures and Grand Round activities as part of their didactic program.

This clerkship focuses on the infrastructure of clinical and/or basic research, including contracts, negligence, and product liability, as well as the regulatory framework of the state and federal governments. The clerkship will provide hands-on mentored fieldwork with a clinical or basic science investigator in the student’s area of interest. The first week provides the opportunity to integrate didactic content in research methods and statistics with developing concrete skills for the appropriate conduct of investigations. The course will culminate in a project which integrates research practice and theoretical knowledge pertinent to the individual student’s academic research focus. The project will vary with each student’s background and is determined by the faculty advisor/mentor based on a written project proposal.