Approach to shortness of breath
Approach to chest pain
Approach to abdominal pain
Ultrasound skills workshop
Airway skills workshop
Evaluation and Grading
The following is a breakdown of the different components used to calculate your final course grade for the Emergency Medicine rotation. Stanford students are graded Pass/Fail. Visiting students are graded as mandated by their home institution.
Emergency Medicine faculty members are provided a student evaluation form for each of your clinical shifts. The different areas of performance that will be evaluated include:
Clinical Decision Making
Fund of Knowledge
The written examination is approximately 25 questions long and is based on the lectures and assigned reading.
Each student is required to present a clinical case with a 15 minute discussion.
Attendance at Emergency Medicine resident conferences and medical student lectures are mandatory and are considered in final grading.
If you are a medical student interested in doing an away rotation at Stanford (Surgery 313A), Kaiser Santa Clara (Surgery 313D), or Santa Clara Valley (Surgery 313C) Emergency Departments, follow this link to the Stanford University School of Medicine Visiting Clerkships page, where you'll find all the information you need to apply.
Visiting students are encouraged to contact us as early as possible. You will be scheduled by the School of Medicine approximately 3 months in advance of the clerkship. Stanford University students must have first priority; then visiting students are scheduled on a first come-first served basis.
Note: Prospective students need to apply for clerkships through both the School of Medicine and the Emergency Medicine offices.
More information on Stanford University School of Medicine clerkships can be found at the Clinical Clerkships website.