The student didactic experience will be a combination of lectures and labs both in person and on-line. In person lectures will be held on the 10th floor conference room on Monday from 12:30 – 3:30. A schedule will be distributed at the beginning of the rotation. These experiences include labs in toxicology, eye/slit lamp, suture skills, airway management, and emergency ultrasound. A two hour simulation session will be part of the experience as well as an informational session with the residency director on the application process in Emergency Medicine. You will be excused from your clinical duties to attend these lectures. Attendance is required unless have worked the night shift before lectures.
Online lectures recorded by the faculty for the 4th year medical student are also provided. These topics are all very important to your learning and understanding of Emergency Medicine. Please watch them during non-clinical days. For the greatest benefit, watch them early on in the rotation. A password will be provided to view the lectures on the first day of the rotation.
- Emergency Orthopedics and Splinting
- Abdominal Pain
- EKG Interpretation
- Hypertensive Emergencies
- Chest Pain
- Clinical Decision Making
Self Directed Learning Portfolio
During this session, the student will present a patient that they saw during the rotation and pose questions that came from that encounter. The student answers their questions and provides those answers to the group. The learning portfolios will be presented on the last Tuesday of the rotation from 12:30-3:30 (you are excused if you work the Monday overnight shift…email Estella your written project though). Pizza lunch will be served. A write-up of the portfolio is also required. Use the required template below by downloading it and typing your responses in directly. For more information about how to prepare the presentation click here. For the required template to use for the written portion of the project, click here.
Chief Complaint Follow-ups
To ensure that you are evaluating patients with varying emergency department complaints and getting feedback on their ultimate disposition, you are required to complete 7 follow-ups during the course of your 15 shifts. Click on this link for the form and turn it in to Estella at the end of the rotation. The complaints are also listed on the back of your sign in sheet.
The photoquiz is a 50 question picture journey of common or more unusual images obtained during Dr. Sherman’s residency training at Cook County.
The score on the photoquiz is not part of your grade for the rotation, so take it to learn. The quiz consists of clinical images, EKGs, and radiographs. The photoquiz is taken online and can be found by clicking here. The password is “photoquiz”. Print out your certificate at the end and give it to Estella.