The following resources are highly recommended to assist students in excelling in their emergency medicine rotation:

    Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) Curricula:

MS3 Curriculum

MS4 Curriculum

Peds EM Curriculum

        – These sites provide overviews on the general approach to common emergency medicine presenting complaints, as well as common disease processes.

How to Think Like an Emergency Physician

        – From – the site also is a resource for algorithms, checklists, and other educational materials related to emergency medicine. (PDF)

The Outstanding Medical Student in EM

        – Provides a brief summary of general expectations of medical student behavior on an emergency medicine rotation and how to perform well on your rotation. (PDF)

The 3 Minute Emergency Medicine Medical Student Presentation

      – If you have wondered how presentation of patients differs on your emergency medicine rotation, this resource is a great one to review.

Emergency Medicine “FOAMed” (Free, Open Access Medical Education) Blogroll:

EM Basic Blog

        – “Your bootcamp guide to Emergency Medicine”

Core EM – Procedure Videos

        – Short videos demonstrating core EM procedures

Life In the Fast Lane

        – Emergency medicine and critical care blog with a special emphasis on ECG interpretation


        – Top EM/critical care blog authored by Scott Weingart: “EMCrit is devoted to Maximally Aggressive Care: Maximally Aggressive Curative Care and Maximally Aggressive Palliative Care”

Academic Life in Emergency Medicine

        (ALiEM) – a blog with a multitude of educational pearls about various topics in emergency medicine and discussions of current hot topics in the specialty.
    For students with an interest in EM as a career, or who enjoy learning about the history of medicine:


      : A documentary on emergency medicine created by a Yale residency grad

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