Sixteen hours of lectures are given by Emergency Medicine faculty to the senior medical students on Thursday mornings. Students are also required to attend the Emergency Medicine residency conferences on Wednesday mornings. There are separate reading assignments that are based on the award-winning emergency medicine textbook, “An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine” (by Stanford EM Residency faculty members: G. Garmel & S. Mahadevan). A student case presentation, based on a clinical scenario they encountered on their rotation, is required at the end of the rotation. A final multiple question examination covering the reading material and lectures is also required as part of the rotation.
Visiting medical students are welcome. Potential visiting students are encouraged to contact us as early as possible with their request (see details below).
Develop proper interviewing techniques
Perform directed physical examinations
Develop comprehensive differential diagnoses
Initiate resuscitation and stabilization
Selected procedural and wound care techniques
Proper patient disposition and follow-up
Identification of the acutely ill patient
Practice evidence-based medicine
Development an evaluation plan
Development of a therapeutic plan
Treatment of common acute problems
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Professional interaction with consultants
Sensitivity to cultural issues
HIPAA regulation compliance
Assessment of undifferentiated patient
Primary care for the uninsured and individuals without PCPs
Understanding of emergency procedures
Approach to Clinical Management
Shortness of breath
Bedside Ultrasound: Surg 308A
Open to Visitors
Description: Diagnostic bedside ultrasound (US) has become increasingly utilized and useful in multiple medical specialties, with emergency medicine in the forefront of its use. This rotation is designed to introduce bedside ultrasound to the clinical medical student, and provide more in-depth and hands-on familiarity with bedside US for a variety of modalities. These skills will better equip students to use these techniques right at the bedside of any patient in the emergency room or on the floors with greater facility and confidence. It will enhance patient diagnosis and management, procedural guidance, and patient satisfaction. It may even save a life! Primary emphasis will be on developing competent technical skills to enhance image acquisition and interpretation. The applications as defined by the American College of Emergency Medicine will be the main focus. A goal for a minimum number of ultrasound scans will be 25 per application including, eFAST, thoracic, renal, RUQ, aorta, limited ECHO and IVC, first trimester pelvic, DVT, orbital, MSK. Other advanced ultrasound applications will also be introduced (Testicular, airway, bladder, nerve blocks). Students will obtain US images in the Stanford emergency department and will have all imaging formally reviewed by an US fellowship trained emergency medicine faculty. Images will be obtained during work shifts, when one of the US EM faculty are working in the ED, during when students will scan appropriate patients and review images with the faculty member onsite. They will also have scan shifts, when an US EM faculty will teach/scan with the student in the emergency department, this is a 1:1 session. Students will attend Bedside US didactics offered by an US EM faculty member every Thursday morning, followed by 4 hours of QA review of ultrasound scans performed in the ED. Students will have access and be expected to participate in online and computer based learning that will be provided for them as well. A multiple choice test will be given at the end of the rotation.
Please contact Dr. Viveta Lobo at email@example.com if interested in taking the clerkship.
Prerequisites: Complete pre-clinical training.
Periods Available: 3-12 for 2 or 4 weeks. Two students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: TBA; Time: 8:00 am. Units 3 or 6 Drop Code T Call Code 0
Director: Viveta Lobo, M.D.
Other Faculty: L. Gharahbaghian, MD; P. Perera, MD; C. Poffenberger, MD: & S. Williams, MD.
Coordinator: Maria Alfonso (650-497-6702): firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Student Lectures
The Stanford Emergency Medicine faculty have developed a medical student lecture series specifically tailored for senior medical students. These lectures occur each Thursday morning and are mandatory for students rotating in the clerkship. There are both hands-on workshops; as well as interactive lecture sessions. Clerkship lecture topics include, but are not exclusive to, the following core emergency medicine fields: