Clerkships in Emergency Medicine

Dear Prospective Visiting Medical Students,

With the COVID-19 virus spreading in the community, the School of Medicine, the Emergency Medicine Clerkship and the University have made changes that affect the cancellation or modification of a variety of events planned for the near future. 

There has also been significant discussion about what the policy should be regarding visiting clerkships in light of this epidemic. After much thoughtful discussion involving many parties, it has been decided that at present the potential risk associated with travel outweighs the potential benefit of doing an away rotation. 

We recognize how important away rotations are for you, but we want to take all necessary measures to protect students as best as possible. The situation with COVID-19 is evolving rapidly, and we do not know what it will be like in the summer or fall. In examining all of these factors, we are not accepting ANY applicants for periods 12 and in the summer periods for 1, 2, 3, and 4 with the recognition that depending on the situation, it may not be possible for students to travel as hoped. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update our website for opening our application starting in period 5. For clerkship period dates, please refer to the SOM Visiting Clerkships website.

We appreciate your understanding and patience with this process. As always, the safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority. Feel free to contact us with any questions/concerns.

N. Nounou Taleghani MD, PhD 

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