Emergency Medicine

Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound Elective

This elective is a two- or four-week experience that will introduce the student to the use of diagnostic and procedural ultrasound at the bedside. Educational ultrasounds will be performed by the student on emergency department patients using ultrasound equipment in the ED. Attention will be paid to image acquisition, machine optimization, and image interpretation. Diagnostic pelvic, vascular, cardiac, pulmonary, biliary, trauma and soft tissue sonography will be introduced. In addition there will be opportunities for the student to participate in supervised ultrasound guided procedures (central and peripheral vascular access, abscess drainage, paracentesis). The bulk of time will be spent performing ultrasounds in the emergency department; with one half-day a week spent reviewing recorded examinations. Educational materials will be provided. While the focus of this rotation is the sonographic evaluation of the emergency patient, students considering almost any specialty may benefit as clinician-performed ultrasound continues to expand.

Subinternship in Emergency Medicine – Yale NH Hospital

Students participating in the four-week Emergency Medicine elective are immersed in the acute care setting, working under direct faculty supervision in the Yale-New Haven Hospital Emergency Department. Students work ~ 36 clinical hours per week and participate in both the weekly didactic session as well as the simulation program. Students also have the opportunity to do the EM elective in a longitudinal fashion, completing at least 16 shifts over a 6-month period. This is an ideal opportunity for students in the lab or completing a combined degree program to maintain their clinical skills while away from the wards. Interested students should contact Dr. Jubanyik.

Scheduling Restrictions: Not Offered – 2012-2013 Academic Year
Prerequisite(s): Internal Medicine and General Surgery Clerkships