Emergency Medicine * Elective Course Description

Course Name: Emergency Medicine
Course Number: ME-404
Elective Type: A
Coordinator(s): Jan Rockwood M.D.  (Primary)
Janrockwood@charter.net 
Department: Emergency Medicine
Sites Available: Health Alliance-Leominster Hospital
Months Offered: May through April 
Number of Students / Month:
Prerequisites: Completion of Surgery and Medicine clerkships and a Letter of Good Standing from medical school is needed. 
Elective Description: This elective will offer 4th year students an opportunity to participate in the care of patients in a busy community Emergency Dept. (130 patients per day average). Students will evaluate patients and then develop a diagnostic and treatment plan under the guidance of an emergency physician. They will also perform certain procedures with supervision (including suturing, splinting, foreign body removal, I & D, cautery, LP and CPR). In addition to reviewing each patient with an emergency physician, the student may also arrange case reviews and informal teaching sessions.
 
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Location: Health Alliance-Leominster Hospital, 60 Hospital Road, Leominster, MA 01453-8004  www.mapquest.com
Website: http://www.umassmed.edu/emed/