During the four week span, we introduce each student to the specialty of Emergency Medicine (EM), covering the principals of Emergency Medicine beneficial for physicians entering any specialty.
Eric Zevallos, MD
Jedidiah Ballard, DO
Lee LaRavia, DO
Throughout the clerkship, a student will work in one of the Emergency Departments
for a total of approximately 150 hours - providing the opportunity to care for a diverse
group of adult and pediatric patients with a wide variety of urgent and emergent conditions.
Students work closely with EM faculty and residents to formulate treatment and disposition
plans while learning life saving procedures. The rotation has a robust didactic component
with 4-5 hours of weekly medical student focused EM lectures, simulation training,
and residency grand rounds. All clerkship participants also take “The Emergency Procedures
Course” (EPC). The EPC is an online & simulation based procedures course covering
several emergent, life saving procedures such as cricothyroidotomy, thoracostomy,
and central venous access. Students will also be given the opportunity to participate
in optional EMS, Ultrasound, & Disaster Medicine mini-electives.
Those who rotate in the Augusta area will have didactic lectures with the Emergency Medicine residents as well as lectures designed and given solely to our rotating students. These lectures include a splinting workshop, simulator use, emergency ultrasound, radiology reading, and a suture lab. We will expand these lectures as we continue to improve the rotation.
We are currently using the text "An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine" by S.V. Mahadevan and Gus M. Garmel. The text is loaned to our rotators by the department of Emergency Medicine so there is no text to buy. We do not require any other text for the purposes of this rotation.