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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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.


Emergency Medicine

Expectations and Responsibilities

Welcome to the ChristianaCare Emergency Medicine Student Clerkship! Our MS4 Clerkship is a highly competitive rotation and we are excited that you are interested in getting to know us. Our medical students will rotate between Christiana Hospital in Newark (annual ED census 120,000+) and Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington (annual census 65,000+). This will provide you 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, allowing our emergency medicine residents to gain experience in all types of procedures.

This is a great opportunity to experience our residency as you will be working with some of the strongest EM residents in the country. You will have several shifts with a dedicated teaching resident providing individualized instruction. We look forward to seeing you.

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.

Students applying for Emergency Medicine 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


4 weeks

Offered to

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

Available Spots

6-8 spots available per month

Application or Eligibility Requirements

4th year US medical student in good standing


Inpatient and/or Outpatient Emergency Department

Location and Facilities

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


8 hours shifts. 12-14 shifts per month. Ultrasound shifts available based on request

Parking and Transportation

A car is recommended for the 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 Director

Robert Hsu, MD FACEP