Medical Student Education
Emergency Medicine Student Education Program is designed to:
- Expose students to the evaluation and management of acutely ill patients
- Teach students basic skills in Emergency Medicine
- Provide support and career counseling for those interested in Emergency Medicine
View photos of medical students working with EM residents and in the procedural / simulation lab
About the Student Education Program
Case Western Reserve University Medical School Program
- Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine established the academic Department of Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center on April 10, 2002
- CWRU School of Medicine: Ranked #20 in research and overall of the nation's top schools of medicine in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report annual America's Best Graduate Programs
- All MetroHealth Emergency Department faculty hold appointments at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
- MetroHealth Emergency Medicine residents work with 1st through 4th year medical students
- MetroHealth Emergency Department faculty has directed the Emergency Medicine/Critical Care/ Trauma Area of Concentration since 1988
- MetroHealth Emergency Department faculty sponsors the Emergency Medicine Interest Group
- MS 1 year: Introduction to Emergency Medicine/Critical Care/Trauma (elective)
- Patient care observation in ED, ICU, Metro Life Flight, Cleveland EMS and with the MetroHealth Medical Center trauma team
- MS 2 year: Principles of Emergency Medicine (elective)
- Didactic course on treatment of the acutely ill or injured; covers topics such as toxicology, trauma, prehospital care, disaster medicine
- Interactive course on basic procedures in airway managaement, endotracheal intubation, suturing, splinting, dysrrhythmia recognition
- MS 3 year: Undifferentiated Emergency Medicine Care Clerkship (required)
- Chief complaint based lecture series and clinical experience designed with the specific goal of learning how to face common "chief complaints" and do a work-up in a reasonable, efficient and cost-effective manner
- Useful for all medical students as well as those interested in emergency medicine
- MS 4 year: Acting Internship, Emergency Medicine-Undifferentiated Patient Elective, Ultrasound Elective
The contact person for electives through our Emergency Department is Kathleen Longley. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or called at 216-778-5369. Click here for further information regarding Medical Student Electives.
Medical Student Teaching at The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
On July 6, 2004, the Lerner College of Medicine welcomed its first class. The program is designed to train graduates who will have a solid combination of clinical and research skills and a passion for scientific inquiry. Graduates will earn a medical degree with special qualifications in biomedical research from the Case School of Medicine.
The Cleveland Clinic serves as a permanent teaching site for the Case and Lerner medical students. The student will work with emergency department physicians actively participating in the evaluation of emergency department patients. The student will be expected to see patients de novo and formulate a plan, which will be discussed with the staff physician. The student will be encouraged to perform emergency department procedures under the direction of the staff physician.
Cleveland Clinic Emergency Medicine faculty also provide research opportunities, mentoring and other clinical electives.
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