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Emergency Medicine - EMER 543–M

Prerequisite Courses:

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


Mercy Medical Center

Description and Goals:

This rotation offers a unique and exceptional learning experience. Mercy's emergency department is staffed by board certified emergency physicians who are faculty at the University of Maryland and as such are committed to excellence in teaching and research. The student is actively involved in the evaluation and treatment of adult patients in the emergency department. Students work under the direct supervision of attending physicians. Disease processes encountered are typical of emergency medicine spanning medical, surgical and gynecological emergencies. In addition to learning the management of a variety of urgent and emergent medical conditions, students will have the opportunity to learn many vital skills including intravenous access, incision & drainage, laceration repair, medical resuscitation, tube thoracostomy, central venous access, bed side ultrasonography, fracture splinting, joint dislocation reduction among others. Students attend the same lectures and labs (cadaver, splint, ultrasound, suture & simulation labs) as the UMMS EM rotation. The distinguishing features of this rotation include working each shift directly with a designated attending and exposure to the practice of emergency medicine in a community hospital setting that has strong academic affiliations.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Shiftwork – days, evenings, weekends

Faculty Responsible:

Siamak Moayedi, M.D.
(410) 332-9477 

Administrative Contact:

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

Additional Information:

Schedule to be determined on the first day of elective.


Last Revision: April 26, 2013