Welcome to the UCCOM MS3 Emergency Medicine Clerkship
- Welcome Memorandum (PDF)
- MS3 Grading Form (PDF): Give this to your preceptors about an hour before the end of each shift
- Preceptor Evaluation (PDF): Please print and complete an evaluation of your preceptor with every shift
- How to write a great EM note. Please also see our good and not so good example write ups on LEO before submitting yours.
- How to present a patient in Emergency Medicine
- See the 2020-2021 Session Dates Below
- Preceptor Evaluation Form
Before You Start
- Why consider a career in Emergency Medicine? We recommend this movie.Chapter 11 of the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Primer also summarizes it nicely. This Medscape Medscape article (PDF) article also goes through some of the pros and cons. And of course, feel more than free to discuss this with your preceptors
- One of the skills we want you to work on during this rotation is the care of lacerations and other wounds requiring sutures in the ED. Before our orientation on the first Monday we expect you to have watched videos #1, 2, 4-7, 10-12. This should take you about twenty minutes. Also read this article before you start.
- More suturing videos:
Simple Interrupted (and Common Errors) | Vertical Mattress | Horizontal Mattress | Even More Suturing!
- Resources to consider before you start: • How to get the most out of this clerkship
• EMRA Basics of EM Pocket Book (3rd Ed) $$. Good guide to common chief complaints including differential and work up.
• CDEM Clerkship Primer Amazing free publication that will make you impress the hell out of your preceptors.
• Case Files Emergency Medicine (4th Ed) $$, uses memorable vignettes and pearls, worth reading.
NOTE: read all topics with a red asterisk (*) before the rotation starts!
- Approach to the Undifferentiated Patient
- Undifferentiated and differentiated patients *
- Stabilization of the Acutely Ill Patient
- Approach to Shock
- Developing your Plan of Action *
- Chest pain
- Abdominal Pain
- Shortness of breath
- Altered Mental Status
- Ischemic stroke
- Pelvic Pain and Vaginal Bleeding
- Toxic ingestion
- Performing a Complaint-Directed History and Physical Examination *
- Data-Gathering Skills *
- Developing a Case-Specific Differential Diagnosis *
- Developing Your Plan of Action *
- Common lab studies
- Diagnostic Testing in the Emergency Department *
- Cardiac Arrest
- Basic wound management
- Procedural Skills *
- Acute Pain Control
- Approach to the trauma patient
- Documentation of EM Encounters
- Documentation *
- Disposition of the Emergency Department Patient *
- Discharge Instructions *
- Introduction to the Specialty of Emergency Medicine *
- Unique Educational Aspects of Emergency Medicine *
- Differences Between the Emergency Department, the Office, and the Inpatient Setting *
- Interacting With Consultants and Primary Care Physicians
- How to Get the Most Out of Your Emergency Medicine Clerkship
During Your Rotation
- MS3 EM Curriculum: Your new best friend. This page includes links to a wealth of relevant mini-articles about clinical topics as well as how to perform a succinct ED H&P, talking to consultants, and writing excellent discharge instructions. Worth perusing before you start.
- Clinical Practice Guidelines: Evidence-based algorithms for the evaluation and management of a variety of common ED complaints.
- How to write a great EM note. Please also see our good and not so good example write ups on LCMS+ before submitting yours.
- Emergency Medicine Secrets: Not actually that secret, but a quick review of common topics, and free through the library.
EM MS3 Calendar