Education

Emergency Medicine

On behalf of the attending staff and residents of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, we welcome you to the Christiana Care Health System. We hope that your time here will be educational and enjoyable. We will do everything possible to make it meaningful for you. Dr. Brent Passarello is our director of medical students and will oversee your rotation. If you have any questions, contact the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at 302-733-4176. You may also contact us by e-mail at emed.residency@christianacare.org.

Emergency Medicine Clerkship Rotation Dates for 2016-17

Block 1
07/05 – 07/29
Block 2
08/01 – 08/26
Block 3
08/29 – 09/23
Block 4
09/26 – 10/21
Block 5
10/24 – 11/18
Block 6
11/21 – 12/16
Block 7
1/3 – 1/27
Block 8
1/30 – 2/24
Block 9
2/27 – 3/24
Block 10
3/27 – 4/21
Block 11
4/24 – 5/19
Block 12
5/22 – 6/16

Emergency Medicine Clerkship Rotation Dates for 2017-18

Block 1
07/10-08/4
Block 2
08/07 – 09/1
Block 3
09/5– 09/29
Block 4
10/2 – 10/27
Block 5
10/30 – 11/24
Block 6
11/27 – 12/22
Block 7
1/8 – 2/2
Block 8
2/6 – 3/2
Block 9
03/06 – 03/30
Block 10
04/02 – 4/27
Block 11
05/01 – 5/25
Block 12
5/29 – 06/22

 

Objectives

  • Obtain a complete history and physical examination of each assigned patient.
  • Synthesize the available clinical information into a problem list and generate a differential diagnosis.
  • Present the patient to your preceptor, intern, resident, team or attending in a coordinated, cohesive manner.
  • Utilize knowledge of pathophysiology in the generation of a diagnostic evaluation to identify the sources of the patient’s problem.
  • Develop a plan under the guidance of the supervising resident or attending.
  • Monitor the progress of the patient in response to the therapeutic intervention involved, and document this appropriately.
  • Evaluate and appreciate the effects of illness on the patients and their family members.
  • Refine your presentation skills.

Description and expectations

  • Students are expected to show up on time as assigned for all clinical shifts. Any conflicts to an assigned shift that requires a change must be approved by the chief resident responsible for your schedule. Attendance at all shifts is required. Replacement shifts must be scheduled for any absence.
  • If you are working a day shift, students are expected to attend the daily morning conference held in room 1E80, which begins at 8am. Students will then report to their assigned shift after conference.
  • Students are expected to attend the Thursday morning conference series held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 1E80. Grand Rounds is held every other Thursday. Attendance will be taken at conference, and you are required to have your card signed by one of the chief residents.
  • You are all invited to our department’s Journal Club held on the last Wednesday of our residents four-week block. Articles and directions for Journal Club can be found under the Education tab on the residency intranet website. Attendance at journal club is optional but encouraged.
  • During their rotation, all students are required to complete a series of on line tests. You will be given a log on ID and password at the beginning of your rotation.
  • Specifics regarding chart flow and critical care room responsibility will be provided during a departmental tour given during the student’s first clinical shift.
  • Upon assuming care of a patient, students will take a history/physical, formulate their treatment plan for the patient, and then present the patient to either a supervising resident or attending. After a treatment plan is established, students should assume responsibility of completing the disposition of the patient. When your shift is over, be sure that a treatment plan for all of your cases has been discussed with the supervising resident or attending. Never leave a shift without having a disposition plan for your patients.
  • Students will present their cases to the supervising third year resident. If available, an attending will often take presentations directly from the student.
  • You are not here to move patients. You are here to learn. Typically, we expect students to carry two or three active patients. Occasionally, the supervising attending will ask you to shadow them.
  • Try to learn something on every case.
Director Brent Passarello, M.D.
Student Coordinator Dolores Moran: 302-733-1463, dmoran@christianacare.org
Location Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital
Duration 4 weeks
Students up to 10