Emergency Medicine - 6860

This elective is designed to afford a broad experience in all aspects of Emergency Medicine, including pre-hospital emergency care. Interblock, Block 15A, and Block 15B blocks are not available for online enrollment. Please email our clerkship coordinator, Luciana, for enrollment during these periods.

Conferences are each Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. This includes experiences such as team based leaning sessions, simulation, patient based learning, and didactic lectures. From 7:00 a.m. to 8 a.m. is a case discussion only for medical students held in the EM offices. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., lectures are for all Emergency Medicine learners.

Casting and Splinting Lab

  • Class taught by Terry Carlisle, PA-C
  • Location: CE628 (Simulation Center)
  • Date will be emailed to you before the lab.
  • Be sure to wear scrubs that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • You are expected to attend this lab. You will not be scheduled for a shift during this time.

Journal Club

Journal Club generally meets the second Wednesday of each month. You will receive a calendar invitation, as the location changes each month.

Required reading

Schedule

  • Shifts at University Hospital are:
    • 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Shifts at Women's and Children's Hospital are:
    • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Shift times are different on Thursdays, as you are expected to attend conferences.

Evaluation

  • MU is participating in a national study to standardize medical student evaluations across the nation. Your clinical assessments on this rotation are being performed using the new NCAT-EM (National Clinical Assessment Tool in EM). This tool is being piloted at multiple sites across the country, and de-identified clinical assessment data will be input into an online web portal. You will receive an invitation after your rotation to participate in this study further if you are interested.
  • You are responsible for distributing shift evaluations. Our clerkship coordinator, Luciana, will email you an individualized link to an online survey as part of your orientation packet. You will forward this link to your attending after your shift for them to complete. Please cc: Luciana so that number of returned surveys can be tracked.
  • After your rotation, you will be asked to complete a survey evaluating the rotation and faculty.

Grades

  • 70% - Faculty/Resident - End of Shift Evaluations
  • 20% - End-of-rotation exam. 
    • Average of 83.37% (June 2018-April 2019). 
    • Passing is 70% or above.
      • To receive honors, you must have a score of 80% or above.
  • 10% - Attendance
    • Honors or Letter will not be considered without 100% attendance of all shifts, conferences, and casting lab unless excused.
  • Possible grades are:
    • Honors
    • Letter of Commendation
    • Satisfactory
    • Unsatisfactory
    • Incomplete

Introduction to Emergency Medicine - 6919

The purpose of this rotation is to gain earlier exposure to the specialty of EM. This is not meant for those students who have already identified EM as their choice specialty. This elective is designed to offer an introductory experience in Emergency Medicine, including all levels of acuity and pre-hospital emergency care. Rotations are available September to May.

Students participate in the fourth-year curriculum components, including lectures, journal club, and splint/casting lab.

Required reading

Schedule

  • Shifts at University Hospital are:
    • 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Shifts at Women's and Children's Hospital are:
    • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Shift times are different on Thursdays, as you are expected to attend conferences.

Evaluation

  • Your clinical assessments on this rotation are being performed using the new NCAT-EM (National Clinical Assessment Tool in EM). This tool is being piloted at multiple sites across the country, and de-identified clinical assessment data will be input into an online web portal.
  • Our clerkship coordinator, Luciana, will email you an individualized link to an online survey as part of your orientation packet. You will forward this link to your attending after your shift for them to complete. Please cc: Luciana so that number of returned surveys can be tracked.
  • After your rotation, you will be asked to complete a survey on your experience.

Emergency Medicine-EMS – 6460

This elective is designed to afford a broad experience in Emergency Medical Services, focusing on ground pre-hospital emergency care. The student will acquire knowledge of EMS protocols, processes and patient care that is unique to the prehospital environment. Students will receive formative feedback after each clinical session by EMS faculty and paramedics with whom they work. Final grade will be decided by the course director. Emergency Medicine course 6068 (or equivalent) must be successfully completed before you can take 6460. Please email our clerkship coordinator, Luciana, for enrollment.

ABS Emergency Medicine Research & Review – 6245

This elective is designed to afford an experience in a student's selected aspect of Emergency Medicine. The selected mentor will evaluate the student based on criteria agreed upon at the time of enrollment. The course will require frequent communication and updates on progress to the mentor. Emergency Medicine - 6068 must be successfully completed before you can take 6460. Please email our clerkship coordinator, Luciana, for enrollment.

Visiting Students

We accept fourth-year medical students from other institutions through VSAS. We do not accept visiting international students. If you would like information on completing a rotation at the University of Missouri, please visit: