The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine warmly welcomes all medical students. Faculty, residents and staff are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for emergency medicine with students at all levels of training to ensure a rewarding student-centered experience.
We offer a variety of opportunities for students based upon individual interests. Some students may shadow for a single shift, while others choose to engage more deeply by enrolling in our simulation-based advanced elective. This innovative rotation affords students unique opportunities to manage critically ill, simulated patients and develop real-time decision-making and teamwork skills.
Interested in Emergency Medicine and want to learn more?
- All first-year medical students rotate through our department as a part of the Upstream from the ED experience.
- Through the Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG), students gain exposure to Emergency Medicine by participating in high-yield, hands-on workshops that focus on teaching critical emergency medicine skills, including airway management and bedside ultrasound. Students involved in EMIG also have opportunities for EM-specific advising directly from faculty and residents.
- All second and third-year medical students complete a rotation in Emergency Medicine as part of their Acute Care Block.
- Fourth-year medical students may opt for a one-month, advanced elective rotation in EM.
We aim to create a learning environment that emphasizes one-on-one teaching, as well as graded responsibility and independence.