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All Yale Medical Students participate in a 3 week EM rotation during their 12-week integrated Surgical Approach to the Patient clerkship. Students work closely with Yale EM faculty and residents while providing direct patient care.


Students on the EM clerkship are assigned to a variety of shifts, where they will encounter urgent care level patients as well as resuscitation of the most critically ill emergency department patients. This design allows the student to be exposed to a wide range of EM procedures and presentations. All patient care is directly and closely supervised.


Each student in the clerkship receives individualized teaching from EM faculty members with whom they are paired for one or more shifts in the emergency department. Students also rotate in groups through the Yale Center for Medical Simulation as part of a 12-week integrated EM/Surgery simulation course. Weekly small group case conferences are led by EM faculty and help the student to learn the EM approach to acute presentations of common chief complaints.


Check out our Medical Student Resources page for some high yield content to help you during your time in the ED.


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