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Medical Student Education

Medical SchoolThe Division of Undergraduate Education is committed to providing a complete learning experience for medical students.  The knowledge of life supportive measures as well as the recognition and management of common medical emergencies are fundamental for all health care providers.  Emergency Medicine faculty are committed to these priorities by providing instruction through lectures, workshops and bedside teaching.  Based at suburban and Level I Trauma centers, our EDs have care areas that include urgent, nonurgent, trauma and observational units providing care to more than 135,000 patients per year.

In addition to formal electives, the division supports the Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) activities including simulation, ultrasound workshops and career guidance meetings and opportunities to attend emergency medicine lectures.  The division offers career guidance and support by acting as individual advisors and preceptors as well as holding panel discussions several times a year.

Are you looking for a great place to do a rotation in Emergency Medicine?  Then consider the Emergency Department at the University of Massachusetts.

VSLO catalog opens 4/1/2022, we will begin accepting applications 4/15/2022


UMass Chan Medical School offers a scholarship to students who are underrepresented in medicine. More information can be found here:

Emergency Medicine Clinical Clerkship (Sub-I) (EM-404)
For those interested in learning the fundamentals of recognition and treatment of urgent conditions, our 4-week clerkship provides an exciting training experience with clinical experiences complemented by a didactic workshop curriculum including ultrasound and simulation. 

For the 2022-2023 academic year we will accept visiting students during the following blocks:
E2, M1, M2, M3

Introduction to Toxicology (EM 4448)

Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (EM 4115)

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/Pre-Hospital Care (EM-4131)

This elective is postponed until further notice. Please check back for updates.

Wilderness Medicine Elective (4th year students) (XX-474) This elective is no longer offered by UMass Medical School. For further details about the elective click here

Wilderness Medicine Optional Enrichment Elective (first and second year medical students)
If learning about environmental emergencies and management in the field is more your thing, check out our Wilderness Elective.  Sessions include workshop stations at our local mountain.

EM Research
The department continues with its strong track record of internationally recognized research including projects in substance abuse, toxicology, tobacco, suicide prevention, bio-behavorial informatics, industrial engineering and process improvement, emergency ultrasound, emergency cardiology, critical care and sepsis.  Student opportunities may be available for different durations of time during their studies.  For more information, please contact Dr. Boudreaux (

For further information, contact:

Jennifer Carey, MD, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education

Office Address:

Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, LA-185
Worcester, MA 01655
fax: (508) 421-1490