Rotation Overview

The Department of Emergency Medicine welcomes students interested in pursuing Emergency Medicine to participate in its senior Emergency Medicine (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 12 clinical shifts, students are exposed to a wide variety of cases including dedicated shifts in critical care and trauma. Students act as sub-interns during this rotation and are primary providers 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 the 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, acute respiratory distress, and trauma. Interested students must be fourth-year (senior) medical students or have completed their core clinical clerkships and be considering residency in Emergency Medicine. Rotations begin on Monday and last four weeks, consistent with the master medical school calendar. Students must attend the Monday orientation and be available during the entire four-week rotation.

Curriculum

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How to Apply

Applications are taken through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Morningside, and Mount Sinai West have their own application and selection process. See their websites for additional information regarding these programs.

Micah Nite, MD
Visiting Student Director
Assistant Clerkship Director

Shefali Trivedi, MD
Clerkship Director

Vitaly Acosta
Clerkship Coordinator

Want to Know More?

Please contact us and come for a visit or a rotation!