The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine is dedicated to providing high-quality emergency care for patients, offering exceptional educational experiences for residents and students, and continually pursuing knowledge and scholarship. We provide state-of-the-art care with around 80,000 patient visits annually at two locations – University Hospital, an ACS-verified Level 1 trauma center, and MU Women's Hospital.
It's an exciting time of expansion for the MU Health System, which is building a strong and diverse faculty and staff to support both excellence in clinical care and academics. At both MU Health System locations, the emergency department is staffed by board-certified School of Medicine faculty and equipped with state-of-the-art technology and electronic medical records.
University Hospital is home to the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center, central Missouri's only American College of Surgeons-verified Level I trauma center and one of only two such centers in the state. The hospital is a Certified Acute Stroke Center, an active tertiary care referral center and a regional resource center, providing physicians with a wide variety of patients to treat, including the recently moved Children’s Hospital. The University Hospital emergency department averages more than 52,000 visits per year.
Just three miles East of MU's campus, MU Women's Hospital is Mid-Missouri's most comprehensive women's health care facility, averaging 30,000 visits per year.
We accept visiting fourth-year students from LCME and COCA accredited institutions through VSLO. We do not accept visiting international students. If you would like general information on applying for a visiting student rotation at the University of Missouri, please visit the Visiting Student Information page.
In addition to the documents required by the University, Emergency Medicine also requires a short statement of interest as part of your VSLO application.
Questions about a visiting rotation in Emergency Medicine or Ultrasound may be directed to:
- Clerkship director, Dr. Abbie Wright
- Ultrasound Director, Dr. Cory Shea
- Associate Director of Ultrasound, Thiago DeSouza, MD
- Student Coordinator, Brianna Cobb
Visiting Student Diversity Program
The Visiting Student Diversity Program provides opportunities for fourth-year medical students to do an elective rotation with the University of Missouri School of Medicine and MU Health Care. Learn more at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Students accepted to the Visiting Student Diversity Program for a rotation in Emergency Medicine will also receive a stipend from the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Download the Visiting Student Diversity Program flyer