Clerkship

The Emergency Medicine clerkship at Pritzker School of Medicine is a required month long clerkship for 4th year medical students and is consistently one of the highest rated clerkships. Students complete the clinical portion of the clerkship at the University of Chicago Medical Center or NorthShore University Hospital in Evanston. Both sites boast a rich teaching environment and exposure to a wide breadth of pathology in the acutely ill, undifferentiated patient. During the month on the Emergency Medicine clerkship, students are required to participate in several simulation and didactic sessions, with attending and fellow level instruction. In addition to the instruction that our students receive in acute care decision making and clinical reasoning, both in the patient care setting and simulation, they gain a great deal of procedural experience as well. Students rotate through a procedure lab where ultrasound guided central lines, ultrasound guided peripheral lines, lumbar punctures, intubations by direct laryngoscopy, and suturing are practiced. During the Emergency Medicine clerkship at the University of Chicago, our students function as integral members of the Emergency Department team and have an opportunity to learn from esteemed faculty as well as residents who are trained teachers. We believe Emergency Medicine is an important and necessary part of the medical school curriculum and are dedicated to maintaining an atmosphere where delivery of excellent patient care and education are exemplified.