Emergency Medicine

Emergency Department Elective - Preceptor: Kristen Sandel, MD

Emergency MedicineStudents will work directly with Emergency Medicine attending physicians in the evaluation and treatment of patients with both emergent and urgent conditions. In this large community hospital setting, students will learn the scope of emergency medicine practice, as well as the principles of evaluation and stabilization of patients with critical illnesses. Students will also accompany paramedics on advanced life support ambulances to gain experience in pre-hospital emergency care. One day during the rotation is also spent with the trauma team in order to allow each student observe and assist in acute and post-acute trauma management. Students will also be able to participate in mock resuscitations in our state of the art simulation center.

Please report to the Emergency Department in N-Building, Lower Level on the first day of your rotation. Let the staff know that you are a medical student or resident and that you are to meet in the physicians’ office. They will usher you to meet with Dr. Sandel or one of the other teaching physicians to be oriented to the department.