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EMED 225: Introduction to Emergency Medicine

We offer an eight week clerkship in Emergency Medicine, supervised by Kama Guluma, MD (kguluma@ucsd.edu). The clerkship administrative coordinator is Nikol LeVine (nlevine@ucsd.edu). First and second year UCSD students are encouraged to apply for this rotation. The rotation includes a combination of clinical shifts and didactic teaching. The objectives are to: learn about the many disciplines within Emergency Medicine (ie, EMS, Disaster Medicine, Toxicology, Ultrasound, Hyperbaric Medicine), gain exposure to the varied clinical settings of Emergency Medicine and attend clinical observational shifts in the ED while practicing physical examination. To apply for the rotation please contact Denise LeStrange at the UCSD Office of Student Affairs at (858) 534-6002 or (dlestrange@ucsd.edu).

EMED 275: Wilderness Medicine

We offer a nine week elective in Wilderness Medicine, supervised by Karen Van Hoesen, MD (kbvanhoesen@ucsd.edu). The clerkship administrative coordinator is Nikol LeVine (nlevine@ucsd.edu). First and second year UCSD students are encouraged to apply for this rotation. The rotation includes a combination of didactic teaching weekly on Tuesdays, from 1-3pm along with a simulation hike through Torrey Pines at the end of the course. EMED 275 is a practical course covering diagnosis and treatment of injuries and illnesses encountered in the wilderness environment including cold, heat, high altitude, diving medicine, outdoor orthopedic trauma, plant and marine life poisonings, and survival in the wilderness. Elective Dates: Course is offered during the fall and spring semester.

EMED 411: Third Year Course

This 2 week selective was designed to offer a new opportunity to the Medical Students to gain an earlier exposure to Emergency Medicine that is supervised by Kama Guluma, MD (kguluma@ucsd.edu). The clerkship administrative coordinator is Nikol LeVine (nlevine@ucsd.edu). The students will learn Basic Medical Resuscitation skills, gain exposure to EM patients by taking histories, physical exams, creating differential diagnoses from the EM perspective, identifying ‘killer EM” diagnoses, identifying appropriate diagnostics tests, and interpreting these tests. There also are hands on sessions with ED Technicians and Nurses to assist with performing and interpreting bedside diagnostic tests and procedures.

EMED 420: Emergency Medicine Clerkship

We offer a four week fourth year clerkship in Emergency Medicine, supervised by Kama Guluma, MD (kguluma@ucsd.edu). The clerkship administrative coordinator is Nikol LeVine (nlevine@ucsd.edu). Students from outside of UCSD are encouraged to apply for this rotation through VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service). The rotation includes a combination of clinical shifts and didactic teaching. To be eligible for the grade of Honors, a presentation is required at the end of the rotation. To apply for the rotation please contact Adrianne Edwards in the UCSD Office of Student Affairs at 858-534-1396 or at a1edwards@ucsd.edu. If any difficulty is experienced trying to schedule the rotation please contact the course director Kama Guluma. Please see below for more opportunities to rotate in an emergency medicine subspecialty.

EMED 423: Medical Toxicology Clerkship

We offer a four week fourth year clerkship in Emergency Medicine, supervised by Aaron Schneir M.D.(aschneir@ucsd.edu). The clerkship administrative coordinator is Nikol LeVine (nlevine@ucsd.edu). Outside students are encouraged to apply for the rotation. Due to a UCSD policy, these positions first become available to visiting students in October. The toxicology service provides bedside consultations at four local hospitals including both UCSD Medical Centers. The rotation involves participating in weekly journal clubs, receiving bedside and didactic teaching, participating in daily rounds on hospitalized patients, and taking call with the toxicology fellows. A didactic presentation is required at the end of the rotation. To apply for the rotation please contact Adrianne Edwards in the UCSD Office of Student Affairs at 858-534-1396 or at a1edwards@ucsd.edu.

EMED 425: Emergency Ultrasound

We offer a four week fourth year clerkship in Emergency Ultrasound, directed by Anthony Medak, MD (ajmedak@gmail.com). The clerkship administrative coordinator is Nikol LeVine (nlevine@ucsd.edu). Both UCSD and visiting medical students are encouraged to apply for the rotation. The clerkship is designed to allow students to perform and interpret bedside, focused ultrasound studies that guide clinical management of acutely ill patients. There will be an array of experiences during the rotation including: the Emergency Department, echocardiography lab, Radiology Department, as well as didactics by our Emergency Ultrasound Faculty and Fellows. Rotating students will also participate in Ultrasound Journal Club, and Image Review sessions. A didactic presentation is required at the end of the rotation. To apply for the rotation please contact Adrianne Edwards in the UCSD Office of Student Affairs at 858-534-1396 or at a1edwards@meded.ucsd.edu.

EMED 427: Medicine in the Wild: A Fourth-Year Student Clerkship in Emergency and Wilderness Medicine

We offer a four week clerkship in Wilderness Medicine, supervised by Karen Van Hoesen, MD (kbvanhoesen@ucsd.edu). The clerkship administrative coordinator is Nikol LeVine (nlevine@ucsd.edu). Fourth year medical students are encouraged to apply for this rotation. The rotation includes a combination of wilderness medicine didactics and experiential learning along with high yield preparation for MS4s who will soon begin an emergency medicine residency. During the first two weeks of the course students will have exposure to the numerous other subspecialties in the Department of Emergency Medicine, including toxicology, ultrasound, hyperbarics and diving medicine. Wilderness medicine topics will include the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and illnesses encountered in the wilderness environment including cold, heat, high altitude, diving medicine, outdoor orthopedic trauma, plant and marine life poisonings, and survival in the wilderness. To apply for the rotation please contact Adrianne Edwards in the UCSD Office of Student Affairs at 858-534-1396 or at a1edwards@ucsd.edu

EMED 473: Subinternship in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

We offer a four week fourth year clerkship in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, supervised by Davut Savaser, MD.(dsavaser@ucsd.edu). The clerkship administrative coordinator is Nikol LeVine (nlevine@ucsd.edu). Outside students are encouraged to apply for the rotation. The rotation takes place both at the Hillcrest hospital as well as off-site clinics. The furthest off-site is 26 miles from UCSD Hillcrest so transportation will be needed. Rotators will learn to assess clinical problems relating to diving and clinical hyberbaric medicine. The student will take call and will participate in clinics, discussions of cases, and receive didactic teaching. Students will be expected to participate in journal club and present a lecture on a mini-topic discussed during their rotation. A final 20-question exam will be administered at the end of the rotation. To apply for the rotation please contact Adrianne Edwards in the UCSD Office of Student Affairs at 858-534-1396 or at a1edwards@meded.ucsd.edu.

 

Emergency Medicine Clerkship Leadership

Dr.Kama Guluma

Dr. Kama Guluma
Clerkship Director

Nikol LeVine

Nikol LeVine
Clerkship Program Coordinator