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Department of Emergency Medicine Elective Catalog Emergency Medicine Elective

Emergency Medicine Elective

Preceptor: May Li, MD, Masashi Rotte, MD, Amy Bass, MD
Contact: Ellie Pena, ellie.pena@nyulangone.org
Tel: 646-501-6735

Prerequisite: None


Our elective emphasizes a hands-on, problem-based approach to the immediate recognition and treatment of acute disorders spanning the entirety of medicine, surgery, pediatrics, gynecology and psychiatry. The elective’s comprehensive curriculum includes clinical shifts at all four of our Emergency care sites. While rotating through these different departments, students will gain exposure to the full continuum of acuity from minor self-limited problems to unstable and critical illness.

Objectives of the Elective

  • Gain exposure to the diverse array of clinical problems encountered in the ED.
  • Practice emergency assessment and management of high acuity and undifferentiated patients.
  • Think critically about “most dangerous” differential diagnoses.
  • Practice key procedures including IV placement, point-of-care ultrasound, abscess I&Ds, laceration and wound care.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

Students will have direct patient care and management responsibility under close supervision by attending faculty. They will be expected to take concise histories, perform physical exams and devise appropriate patient care plans, taking into account medical and social factors. Students are expected to take ownership of their patients and follow and re-evaluate their patients through final disposition. They will have to follow up on labs, imaging tests and consultant recommendations while communicating with their preceptors and working efficiently within an ED team. Students will also be required to resident conference every Wednesday and Lewin Morning Reports.

Method of Evaluation

Shift assessments via COMET

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: All months except for July
Report To: Bellevue Hospital (462 First Avenue) for morning report at 8am which will take place in the Bellevue command center.
Floor Contact: Ellie Pena, ellie.pena@nyulangone.org
Students Per Period: 8
Duration: 2 weeks

Note: 6 ED shifts per 2-week block that may include evenings, overnight and weekend shifts.