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Medical Students


The educational mission of the Department of Emergency Medicine is to educate future leaders and scholars who will advance the practice of emergency medicine.

Medical Education

The Yale Emergency Medicine Clerkship is a three-week rotation focusing on the diagnosis and stabilization of emergency conditions. Students participate in weekly simulation, clinical reasoning conference, and residency didactics. Our faculty has been recognized for outstanding teaching on multiple occasions, including Dr. Leigh Evans, Director of Medical Simulation, who received the Bohmfalk Prize for clinical teaching, and Dr. Karen Jubanyik who received the Francis Gilmore Blake award for outstanding teaching in the clinical sciences.

Clerkship Students

All Yale Medical Students participate in a three-week EM clerkship. Students work closely with Yale EM faculty and residents while providing direct patient care. They are exposed to a wide range of chief complaints, pathologies and, emergency medicine procedures. Shifts are scheduled at both the York Street and Saint Raphael's Campuses. All patient care is directly and closely supervised. Students rotate in groups through the Yale Center for Medical Simulation as part of a 12-week EM simulation course. Small group case conferences are led by EM faculty and focus on applying clinical reasoning to common chief complaints in order to formulate comprehensive weighted differentials and evidence-based treatment plans.