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 at all levels, from local to international.

Medical Student Education

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Student clerkships in Yale EM are designed to be a hands-on experience where students will immerse themselves in the workings of the ED.

The outstanding teaching during the Yale EM junior and senior clerkships is evidenced by Dr. Leigh Evans (Director of EM Simulation) receiving the 2008 Bohmfalk Prize for clinical teaching voted on by Yale medical students and faculty, and Dr. Karen Jubanyik (Director of Yale EM Medical Student Education) receiving the 2009 Francis Gilmore Blake award, awarded by the graduating class to the most outstanding teacher of the clinical sciences.

Clerkship Students

All Yale Medical Students participate in a 3 week EM rotation during their clerkship year of school. Students work closely with Yale EM faculty and residents while providing direct patient care. Third year students rotate at both the York Street and Saint Raphael's Campuses. They participate in the care of the sickest patients in the ED and are exposed to a wide range of critical EM procedures. All patient care is directly and closely supervised.

Each third year student receives individualized teaching from EM faculty members while participating in simulated patient encounters that reinforce topics taught in ACLS. Students also rotate in groups through the Yale EM simulation center (please make this a link) as part of a 12 week EM simulation course. Small group case conferences are led by EM faculty and help the student to learn the EM approach to acute presentations of common chief complaints.

Please see our Third Year Rotation page for more information on the requirements and expectations of the rotation.

Contact the course administrator, Rebecca Sullivan or the course director, Dr. Jessica Bod for more information.

Fourth Year Students

Fourth year students may participate in an EM or combined EM/Ultrasound subinternship. This is a 4-week rotation in which the student’s role mirrors that of an EM PGY-1 resident. The student is assigned shifts in the York Street ED to allow them to experience the breadth and depth of EM. Students are supervised by senior EM residents and faculty. Bedside teaching is supplemented by simulation, Ultrasound tape review and weekly EM didactics. The combined EM/Ultrasound subinternship is an advanced rotation for students who have already completed one EM subinternship and incorporates scanning shifts for in depth study of bedside ultrasound.

Contact the course administrator, Rebecca Sullivan or the course director, Dr. Jessica Bod for more information.

The Yale University Department of EM welcomes visiting students to participate in a 4-week EM subinternship. Please contact Lorraine Roseman. Yale now uses the VSAS system for accepting applications from students interested in visiting rotations. In addition, please contact Dr. Jessica Bod in the Department of Emergency Medicine if interested in doing a visiting rotation.

The DEM also offers an Emergency Medicine Bedside Ultrasound Elective for visiting students. It can be either 2 weeks or 4 weeks in length. Please contact Dr. Rachel Liu for more information.