Undergraduate and Medical Student Electives

EMED 110: Basic Cardiac Life Support for Undergraduates

Preference to undergraduates. Teaches one- and two-rescuer adult CPR and management of an obstructed airway using the American CPR model. Does not satisfy MD student BCLS requirement; MD students take Surgery 201.


EMED 111/211 Course Series: EMT Training

Basics of life support outside the hospital setting. Topics include emergency patient assessments for cardiac, respiratory, and neurological emergencies. Upon completion of the course series, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry EMT licensure exam.

EMED 112/212 Course Series: Advanced EMT Training

Ongoing training for current EMS providers. Students practice BLS assessments and medical care through simulated patient encounters. Topics include airway and stroke management, abdominal emergencies, prehospital pharmacology, and teaching skills.

EMED 122/222: Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Response

Overview of the most pressing biosecurity issues facing the world today. How well the US and global healthcare systems are prepared to withstand a bioterrorism attack, how the medical field, government, and technology sectors are involved in biosecurity and bioterrorism response.

EMED 125: Social Emergency Medicine and Community Engagement

Stanford Health Advocates and Research in the Emergency Department is focused on the practical application of and research in social emergency medicine.Emergency Departments are the nation's safety nets, for medical as well as social needs.

EMED 199: Undergraduate Research

Possible topics include management of trauma patients, common medical and surgical emergencies in pediatric and adult populations, topics in disaster medicine, biosecurity and bioterrorism response, wilderness medicine, international medicine, and others. 

EMED 201: Basic Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Professionals

The course teaches one and two-rescuer CPR, management of an obstructed airway, and CPR for infants and children. Upon completion of the course, students receive an American Heart Association certificate in BLS. 

EMED 217: Critical Cases: Think Like an Experienced Physician

Focus is on the ability to find current, accurate information, and the ability to interpret that information into clinical decisions the most important skill in medicine. Work in small teams to refine essential skills to excel on the wards through case-based learning.

EMED 220: Emergency Medicine: Introduction

An introduction to the specialty of emergency medicine, including the emergency stabilization of patients in both the pre-hospital phase and in the emergency department. The course will include both lectures and hands on practical sessions.

EMED 226: Wilderness First Responder

A more advanced and intensive class building on wilderness first aid that teaches first responder skills using improvised resources in varying environmental conditions and extended-care situations. 


EMED 227: Health Care Leadership

Brings healthcare leaders from a variety of sectors within healthcare to share their personal reflections and insights on effective leadership. Speakers discuss their personal core values, share their lessons learned and their recipe for effective leadership in the healthcare field, including reflection on career and life choices.

EMED 248: Medical Scribe Training

Provides basic introductory back country and emergency medicine skill development. Topics covered include patient assessment, addressing life threats, shock, spine safety, musculoskeletal injuries, medical emergencies, and environmental emergencies.

EMED 248A: Advanced Medical Scribe Training

Focus is on further honing skills of a clinical scribe through ongoing training and education. Demonstrating and maintaining an understanding of the team approach to patient care and enhancing skills and knowledge in the promotion of quality documentation.

EMED 248X: Introduction to Medical Scribing (Accelerated Course)

Three-day intensive focusing on developing knowledge of clinical documentation, medical terminology, electronic medical records and medical record coding in order to accompany a physician during a patient encounter.

EMED 250: Clinical Skills in Resuscitation

Focus is on transmission of high yield knowledge on how to approach an undifferentiated patient with initial assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan. Learning centers on participating in small group high fidelity simulation, with a focus on bedside ultrasound and procedural skills.

EMED 308A: Bedside Ultrasound

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.