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Emergency Medicine Volunteer Programs Health Career Opportunity Program in Emergency Medicine

Health Career Opportunity Program in Emergency Medicine

Founded by Howard A. Rusk, MD, and sponsored by the Wallace Foundation, the Health Career Opportunity Program has graduated approximately 5,700 students throughout its 50-year history. Offered in partnership with Rusk Rehabilitation, our program is unique because it offers students the opportunity to receive an intense experience in one specific health field and concurrently explore other health professions.

With more than 20 clinical rotations throughout NYU Langone, the Ronald O. Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to host Health Career Opportunity Program students annually as part of our comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and robust volunteer division.

The Health Career Opportunity Program in Emergency Medicine consists of one eight-week session beginning in mid-June and ending in early August. The emergency medicine program provides students with a hands-on observational clinical experience and exposure to the diversity and variety of health professions within emergency care. Students can expect to spend each weekday morning clinically observing in an emergency medicine–related rotation followed by mandatory Health Career Opportunity Program lectures, small groups, and MCAT preparatory classes most afternoons. Students integrate with and work alongside multiple emergency care team members including physicians, physician assistants, residents, fellows, nurses, and medical students.

The Health Career Opportunity Program in Emergency Medicine rotation takes a holistic approach to the emergency medical field. Students work in NYU Langone’s emergency department, and they also have rotations in complementary areas such as social work, internal medicine, stroke, orthopedic immediate care, and sports medicine. We aim to give students a well-rounded experience in the world of medicine.

All rotations vary from year to year based on division discretion, and may be subject to change without due notice, with the exception of the emergency department rotations.

Students must be available for the entirety of the program in order to participate. Students are given the option for NYU housing for the entire duration of the program.

For questions related to the Health Career Opportunity Program in Emergency Medicine, please contact Anthony Orneta, program manager of outreach and volunteer programs, at anthony.orneta@nyulangone.org.

Program Details

Rusk Rehabilitation provides students with an opportunity to explore a range of health professions.

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