Tulane Core EM Rotation

The Core Emergency Medicine Clerkship is a required 2-week rotation in the UMC Emergency Department for all Tulane medical students. This rotation is designed to be useful for all students, regardless of what specialty they intend to pursue. Our aim is to provide you with the tools necessary to quickly recognize and assess the undifferentiated critically ill patient, and teach you practical skills to assist in any emergency. 

Weekly didactics, and hands-on skills sessions and simulation labs provide students with the ability to increase their knowledge base and procedural acumen.

Please review the TULANE HANDBOOK for the rotation description, expectations, and requirements.

Course Objectives:

  • To obtain insight into the principles and practice of emergency medicine and trauma care in the Emergency Department (ED)
  •  To perform a targeted history & physical of the undifferentiated patient, and generate a differential diagnosis addressing possible urgent and emergent conditions
  • To understand the usual course of care/disposition for patients presenting with common medical conditions
  • To obtain skills in common emergency procedures
  •  To observe and learn coordinated, efficient, and expert management of seriously ill medical and trauma patients

In this course, we also adhere to the Tulane Educational Program Objectives on Professionalism.  These are linked to our course objectives and directly observed as part of the daily clerkship evaluation:

  • Demonstrate compassion, integrity, and respect for others
  • Demonstrate responsiveness to patient needs that supersedes self Interest
  • Demonstrate respect for patient privacy and autonomy
  • Demonstrate accountability to patients, society, and the profession
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse patient population, including but not limited to diversity in gender, age, culture, race, religion, disabilities, and sexual orientation
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles pertaining to provision or withholding of care, confidentiality, informed consent, and business practices, including compliance with relevant laws, policies, and regulations
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