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Welcome to the UCCOM MS3 Emergency Medicine Clerkship


  1. Welcome Memorandum (PDF)
  2. LEO
  3. MS3 Grading Form (PDF): Give this to your preceptors about an hour before the end of each shift
  4. Preceptor Evaluation (PDF): Please print and complete an evaluation of your preceptor with every shift
  5. How to write a great EM note. Please also see our good and not so good example write ups on LEO before submitting yours.
  6. How to present a patient in Emergency Medicine
  7. See the 2020-2021 Session Dates Below
  8. Preceptor Evaluation Form

Before You Start

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. More suturing videos:
    Simple Interrupted (and Common Errors) | Vertical Mattress | Horizontal Mattress | Even More Suturing!
  4. 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.

Required Reading

NOTE: read all topics with a red asterisk (*before the rotation starts!

  1. Approach to the Undifferentiated Patient
  2. Undifferentiated and differentiated patients  *
  3. Stabilization of the Acutely Ill Patient
  4. Approach to Shock
  5. Developing your Plan of Action *
  6. Chest pain
  7. Abdominal Pain
  8. Shortness of breath
  9. Altered Mental Status
  10. Headache
  11. Ischemic stroke
  12. Pelvic Pain and Vaginal Bleeding
  13. Toxic ingestion
  14. Performing a Complaint-Directed History and Physical Examination  *
  15. Data-Gathering Skills  *
  16. Developing a Case-Specific Differential Diagnosis  *
  17. Developing Your Plan of Action  *
  18. Common lab studies
  19. Diagnostic Testing in the Emergency Department *
  20. Cardiac Arrest
  21. Basic wound management
  22. Procedural Skills *
  23. Acute Pain Control
  24. Approach to the trauma patient
  25. Documentation of EM Encounters
  26. Documentation *
  27. Disposition of the Emergency Department Patient *
  28. Discharge Instructions *
  29. Introduction to the Specialty of Emergency Medicine  *
  30. Unique Educational Aspects of Emergency Medicine  *
  31. Differences Between the Emergency Department, the Office, and the Inpatient Setting  *
  32. Interacting With Consultants and Primary Care Physicians
  33. How to Get the Most Out of Your Emergency Medicine Clerkship

During Your Rotation

  1. 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.
  2. Clinical Practice Guidelines: Evidence-based algorithms for the evaluation and management of a variety of common ED complaints.
  3. How to write a great EM note. Please also see our good and not so good example write ups on LCMS+ before submitting yours.
  4. Emergency Medicine Secrets: Not actually that secret, but a quick review of common topics, and free through the library.

EM MS3 Calendar

July 6 – July 17, 2020
July 20 – July 31, 2020
August 3 – August 14, 2020
August 17 – August 28, 2020
August 31 – September 11, 2020
September 14 – September 25, 2020
September 28 – October 9, 2020
October 12 – October 23, 2020
November 9 – November 20, 2020
November 23 – December 4, 2020
December 7 – December 18, 2020
January 11 – January 22, 2021
January 25 – February 5, 2021
February 8 – February 19, 2021
February 22 – March 5, 2021
March 8 – March 19, 2021
May 3 – May 14, 2021

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Department of
Emergency Medicine

Medical Sciences Building Room 1654
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670769
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0769

Mail Location: 0769
Phone: 513-558-5281
Email: Emergency Medicine