Emergency Medicine - Carson City

EM 631 (Carson City Hospital)  

NO VISITING STUDENTS

Emergency Medicine (Rural) THIS IS NOT A ROTATION WITH AN EM RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Students will be assigned a shift schedule for the two or four week clerkship. Over the two/ four weeks, students will work 3 x 12 hour shifts per week (total of 6 shifts for a two  week elective rotation; total of 12 shifts for a four week elective rotation.  Students will have the opportunity to perform the initial evaluation of undifferentiated patients presenting for evaluation and will then present the patient to an attending or senior resident, followed by discussion of a management plan. They will actively participate in following through on the components of the management plan. Students will see from one to four patients at a time; this will vary depending on the attending. Students will have opportunities to develop their procedural skills (i.e., ABG's, NG tube and IV's). Students will be assigned selected readings.  Students will experience the challenges of practicing in a single-coverage, rural EM with limited resources.