Medical Students

The Yale Emergency Medicine Residency Program strives for excellence in all areas. Starting this year, we will be offering a scholarship to underrepresented minorities accepted for a sub-internship or ultrasound rotation at the Yale Emergency Medicine Program.
This scholarship will provide up to $1500 to assist in travel, lodging, & associated application fees while rotating at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Preference given to those rotating during the earlier academic months.
If interested, applicants should email their CV and a statement explaining their interests in leadership and academics at the time of their VSAS submission to Lisa Courtney at For questions please also contact

The Yale School of Medicine‘s Emergency Medicine Interest Group has had a great year with ongoing mentorship, workshops, and collaboration with the Department of Emergency Medicine!


YSM Emergency Medicine Interest Group 2015- 2016


Sim-Wars and procedural skills night with Drs. Moadel, Jubanyik, Liu, Goldflam, and Cook (11/4/15)


Many thanks to the faculty, residents and staff who’ve helped during shadowing shifts & events! For further information email us @

Dr. Rachel Liu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was just named Director of Point of Care Ultrasound for Undergraduate Medical Education at the Yale School of Medicine. In this role she working will be a member of the clinical skills team responsible for the planning and implementation of curricular activities related to the use and application of point of care ultrasound across all four years of the medical student curriculum.
Dr. Liu is nationally recognized for her innovative methods of teaching point of care ultrasound. In 2013 Dr. Liu introduced a popular and highly rated pilot program into the elective curriculum focused on point of care ultrasound for pre-clerkship medical students that was integrated with teaching in the clinical skills program and human anatomy course. This successful pilot is now an elective course in the pre-clerkship period and has been a model for integrating content threads into the YSM curriculum.
Among her many contributions to medical education, Dr. Liu has co-directed two national courses hosted by Yale facultythe New England Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Course and the Yale Caribbean Island Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course. She has demonstrated national leadership as the Education Officer of the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound for the Society of Academic Emergency Physicians (SAEM), co-chaired the Undergraduate Medical Education committee for SAEM, has been a section leader of the Graduate Medical Education committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)-Ultrasound Section and is on the mentor task force of the medical education section for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). At Yale, in addition to her leadership in the Point of Care Ultrasound elective, she is a tutor in the clinical skills program, received the YSM Charles W. Bohmfalk Teaching Prize and was a recipient of a Yale Rosenkranz Award for Pedagogical Innovation in 2015.
Congratulations, Dr. Liu!

Emergency Medicine Lectures next Wednesday August 19th will be part of our ongoing collaboration with the Yale Freshman Orientation Outdoor Trip’s Program (FOOT). Two sets of lectures will start on Wednesday on the second floor of William Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street. These sessions are to provide certification or recertification in Wilderness First Aid both to our residents as well as the Yale FOOT leaders before they lead groups of undergraduate freshman on their orientation trips. These courses will be taught by Yale EM faculty and residents with hands-on sessions throughout the day.
From 9a-5p in room 207: one-day Wilderness First Aid refresher course
From 9a-4:30p in room 208: day one of two day Wilderness First Aid course.
On Thursday, August 20, from 9a-5p in room 208 will be day two of this two day course.
Breakfast will not be provided.

Check out the most recent issue of the Department of Emergency Medicine’s newsletter!
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The types of learning done in the clinical environment and those done at home after a shift or on a day off are inherently different. Think of bedside teaching rounds as compared to reading a textbook on the couch, and not just because you are wearing pajamas for one and not the other! Both these methods of knowledge acquisition have their place in medical education as well as their pro’s and con’s.

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EMRA and CDEM, Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine, produce fantastic resources for residents, medical students, and EM faculty involved in teaching. This video on “Patient Presentations in the Emergency Department” is just the most recent example.
Make sure to check this video out to #rockyoursubi and check out our very own Mike Yip, Class of 2018!

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