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Emergency Medicine - EMER 543


May be taken during the fourth quarter of the third year after completion of both IM and surgical clerkships.


University of Maryland

Description and Goals:

The University of Maryland Emergency Department is the main clinical site for the Department of Emergency Medicine. The core emergency medicine experience for students at The University of Maryland School of Medicine is centered on this rotation. University of Maryland School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Faculty work one on one with students and are directly responsible for teaching medical students.

Students will be exposed to a variety of acute and urgent medical and surgical problems and will learn how to assess, stabilize, and diagnose the patient with undifferentiated complaints. Students will be exposed to all types of patient problems, including medical, surgical, obstetric and gynecological, and trauma. Students are supervised by Emergency Medicine faculty and residents. Students will receive a lecture series in the first week of the rotation and will have several lab experiences, including a cadaver procedure lab, simulation lab, suture lab, splint lab, and ultrasound lab. Students on emergency medicine rotations at other sites also receive this lab and didactic experience. In addition to traditional didactic lectures and labs, students are also exposed to newer educational technologies, such as online lectures and interactive educational blogs.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Shiftwork - days, evenings, weekends

Faculty Responsible:

George Willis, M.D.

(410) 328-8025 

Administrative Contact:

Angela R. Taylor
410-328-8025 office
410-328-8028 fax 

Additional Information:

The first week is lab and didactic followed by 3 weeks of clinical. Clinical schedule is handed out during orientation.


Last Revision: July 18, 2013