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Electives - Emergency Medicine

Rural Community Emergency Medicine - Culpeper

Elective Number: 1312 (arranged)

Rotation Supervisor: Nael Hasan, MD, FAAEM

Coordinator: Kimberly Stewart kstewart@culpeperhospital.com

Duration: 2 or 4 week rotations

Available: all Rotations (email Kimberly Stewart to set up rotation)

Report to: Gl

Time to Report: Usually @ 8:30 am (but can change)

Place to Report: Emergency Department, Culpeper Regional Hospital, 501 Sunset Lane, Culpeper VA

Suggested Preparatory Reading: Optional - Emergency Medicine Textbooks, Tintinalli, Rosen.

Typical day: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm or 5:00 pm - 1:00 am. Approximately 14-15, 8 - 10 hour shifts in a four week rotation consisting of days and evenings. No nights required. Housing is NOT available, although it is only a 40 minute drive from Charlottesville.

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation: 1

Course Description: The emergency medicine elective will allow the fourth year medical student to be exposed to the full spectrum of patients that are presented to an emergency department. This will include patients of all ages, with injuries and illness ranging from minor that could be treated in an urgent care to life threatening illness and injuries. Our patient population results in a high acuity of medical and surgical illnesses.

Learning Objectives:

Under direct supervision:

1. Students will develop the skills necessary to provide care for the acutely ill or injured patient.

2. Students will learn how to follow a patient through the entire visit, from evaluating the undifferentiated patient, generating a differential diagnosis, and deriving a treatment plan and appropriate disposition.

3. In addition, the ED attending or ED resident on duty will involve the students in whatever procedures are occurring in the ED at the time, so the student can have an opportunity to observe and assist.

In addition to clinical time, there will also be informal didactic lectures given throughout the rotation. At the beginning of the student’s month, it would be helpful if they provide us with goals, interests and experiences they hope to gain from this rotation, and some pertinent lectures can be given accordingly.