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All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

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Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Education

Emergency Medicine / Internal Medicine Clerkship

Course Description

This fourth-year elective provides the student with the opportunity to immerse him/herself in a true combined EM/IM clinical experience. It is primarily an emergency medicine elective (allowing a full standardized EM evaluation), that also gives exposure to internal medicine in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.

Expectations and Responsibilities

Our MS4’s will have at least 10 shifts in the emergency departments of Christiana Hospital in Newark (annual ED census 120,000+) and Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington (annual census 65,000+). This will provide them with the opportunity to experience both the intensity of a high volume, high acuity, tertiary care facility and the complexities of a county-type, inner city facility. Our system does not have many subspecialty residencies, which allows our residents to gain experience in all types of procedures. Several shifts are with a dedicated teaching resident providing individualized instruction.

Additionally, students are paired with upper level EM/IM residents to work at least three to four days on one of the inpatient units (ICU or medicine floor), and at least two half days in the outpatient setting. The EM/IM clinic at Wilmington hospital provides a unique perspective on caring for medically complex patients in an underserved urban setting. While the internal medicine exposure is not to the level of a full sub-internship, students definitely get a great feel for what it is like to be a combined EM/IM resident at ChristianaCare. There is daily interaction with EM/IM trained residents and faculty, as well as ample time spent with the EM/IM program director for input and feedback.

Unique Attributes

You will attend and participate in our resident didactics on a weekly basis, as well as individual lectures and simulation sessions specifically designed for the students.

Thursday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (breakout small group sessions, interactive lectures, grand rounds, SIM labs).
Friday 8 a.m.-9 a.m. SIM Lab.
Program leadership Lectures.
Journal Club.
One on one meeting(s) with the EM/IM program director

Students applying for Emergency Medicine, EM/IM, and/or EM/FM residency will also have the opportunity to meet with faculty and obtain a SLOE for their application process.

Block Dates 2021-2022

Block 1: 7/5 to 7/30, 2021
Block 2: 8/2 to 8/27, 2021
Block 3: 8/30 to 9/24, 2021
Block 4: 9/27 to 10/22, 2021
Block 5: 10/25 to 11/19, 2021
Block 6: 11/22 to 12/17, 2021
Block 7: 1/3 to 1/28, 2022
Block 8: 1/31 to 2/25, 2022
Block 9: 2/28 to 3/25, 2022
Block 10: 4/8 to 4/22, 2022
Block 11: 4/25 to 5/20, 2022

Duration

4 weeks

Offered to

4th year (or end-3rd years who have completed their core clerkships)

Available Spots

1 spot per block

Application or Eligibility Requirements

4th year US medical student in good standing

Setting

Inpatient and/or Outpatient Emergency Department, ICU or inpatient floor, and outpatient clinic

Location and Facilities

Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital (all students rotate at both)

Shifts

8 hour shifts. 10 ED shifts per block. 3-4 consecutive days in the ICU or inpatient floor. 2 half days in the outpatient clinic at Wilmington Hospital. Ultrasound shifts available on request.

Parking and Transportation

Car is recommended for rotation.

Dress Code

  • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
  • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.
  • Scrubs will be provided.

Clerkship Directors

Jason E. Nace, MD
E-mail: jnace@christianacare.org

Clerkship Coordinator

Sherrill Mullenix
E-mail: smullenix@christianacare.org

Chief Resident/Student Contact

Timothy Truman, DO
E-mail: Timothy.Truman@christianacare.org