Clerkship Expectations & Responsibilities
The Yale Emergency Medicine Clerkship is a three-week rotation focusing on the diagnosis and stabilization of emergency conditions.
- Evaluation and Grading
Upon completion of the course, students will:
- Demonstrate basic knowledge needed to evaluate, treat and disposition common presentations in the emergency department. Some of these include chest pain, abdominal pain, and shortness of breath.
- Formulate weighted differential diagnoses and evidence-based management plans.
- Participate in common procedures in the emergency department such as venipuncture, wound management and, incision and drainage.
- Write a succinct note documenting important elements of the ED encounter - this must be done under the supervision of a resident or faculty team member.
- Accurately interpret common clinical tests such as EKGs, chest x-rays and serum electrolytes.
- Apply knowledge of pathophysiology to explain abnormal physical exam and/or laboratory findings.
- Understand patient concerns within the context of access to healthcare and community resources.
- Participate in a multidisciplinary patient care team.
- Demonstrate a professional demeanor and a positive attitude toward patient care.