Course Detail
Units:
2.0 - 16.0
Course Components:
Clinical
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisite: SURG 7020.
Description
Orientation will be held on the morning of the first day of the rotation. Topics: General principles of emergency medicine, diagnosis and management of ambulatory as well as life-threatening conditions presenting to the E.D. such as chest pain, drug overdose, sports injuries, trauma, seizures, and laceration repairs. During the rotation, students will be given didactic lectures five mornings a week. Most of the learning experience will center around the student's involvement in the care of patients in the Emergency Department. Every effort will be made to be sure the student sees patients with a variety of complaints and pathologies. Students will actively participate in patient care by seeing patients and presenting them to the attending emergency physician on duty. Students will be expected to present the patient with a differential diagnosis of the patient's complaint and to formulate a plan of therapy for each patient.