MS4 Clerkship Applicants

    The Department of Emergency Medicine welcomes students interested in pursuing Emergency Medicine to participate in its senior EM elective. Students rotate at both the Mount Sinai Hospital as well as Elmhurst Hospital Center. The combined experience of working in a tertiary care academic medical center and a public level 1 trauma center make this rotation an exciting and incredibly diverse clinical experience. Over the course of 14 clinical shifts, students are exposed to a wide variety of cases including dedicated shifts in critical care, trauma, and geriatric emergency medicine. Students act as sub-interns during this rotation and are primary care givers for their patients, developing skills in differential diagnosis, assessment, and EM-specific procedures. Weekly didactic sessions are designed to augment clinical knowledge and are focused on emergent management of critical illness. The innovative curriculum emphasizes simulation and hands-on skill development rather than standard classroom lectures. Topics for these dedicated lab sessions include suturing, ultrasound, cardiac arrest and trauma.

    Didactic Topics include:

    • High Fidelity Simulation Lab
    • Resuscitation (ACLS) Lab
    • Airway Workshop
    • Suture Lab
    • Ultrasound Lab

    Rotation Dates 2016-2017*

    • April 11 – May 8
    • July 5 – July 31
    • August 1 – August 28
    • August 29 – September 25
    • September 26 – October 23
    • October 24 – November 20

    *Students must attend the orientation on the first day of the rotation

    Interested students must be 4th year (senior) U.S. medical students or have completed their core clinical clerkships and be considering residency in Emergency Medicine. Rotations begin on Monday and last 4 weeks, consistent with the master medical school calendar. Students must attend the Monday orientation and be available during the entire 4 week rotation. Applications are taken through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Please note that the Mount Sinai Health System now includes our partner New York City programs at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s. Each program has its own application and selection process. Please see their websites for additional information regarding these programs.

    For additional questions, contact:
    SinaiEM.elective@gmail.com

    Clerkship Director
    Braden Hexom, MD
    Braden.hexom@yahoo.com

    Visiting Student Director
    Assistant Clerkship Director
    Tim Walther, MD
    timwalther@yahoo.com

    Clerkship Coordinator
    Vitaly Acosta
    Vitally.acosta@mssm.edu