Today is Saturday, Jun. 6, 2020

Department of

Emergency Medicine

Welcome to the UCCOM MS3 Emergency Medicine Clerkship


  1. Welcome Memorandum
  2. LEO
  3. MS3 Grading Form: Give this to your preceptors about an hour before the end of each shift
  4. Preceptor Evaluation: 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 2019-2020 Session Dates Below


  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 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. We also highly recommend reading 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.


  1. Ischemic stroke
  2. Toxic ingestion
  3. Approach to the trauma patient
  4. Basic wound management
  5. Chest pain
  6. Abdominal Pain
  7. SOB
  8. AMS
  9. Headache


  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.


BLOCK 1 SESSIONS - July 1, 2019 - October 18, 2019

EM MS3 Calendar Block 1

BLOCK 2 SESSIONS - October 28, 2019 - February 28, 2020

EM MS3 Calendar Block 2

BLOCK 3 SESSIONS - March 9 - June 26, 2020

EM MS3 Calendar Block 3