Emergency Medicine Student Rotations

The Department of Emergency Medicine welcomes students interested in pursuing Emergency Medicine to participate in its senior EM elective. Students rotate at both The Mount Sinai Hospital as well as Elmhurst Hospital Center.

The combined experience of working in a tertiary care academic medical center and a public level 1 trauma center make this rotation an exciting and incredibly diverse clinical experience. Over the course of 14 clinical shifts, students are exposed to a wide variety of cases including dedicated shifts in critical care, trauma, and geriatric emergency medicine. Students act as sub-interns during this rotation and are primary care givers for their patients, developing skills in differential diagnosis, assessment, and EM-specific procedures.

Curriculum

Weekly didactic sessions are designed to augment clinical knowledge and are focused on emergent management of critical illness. The innovative curriculum emphasizes simulation and hands-on skill development rather than standard classroom lectures. Topics for these dedicated lab sessions include suturing, ultrasound, cardiac arrest and trauma.

Interested students must be fourth year (senior) medical students or have completed their core clinical clerkships and be considering residency in Emergency Medicine. Rotations begin on Monday and last four weeks, consistent with the master medical school calendar. Students must attend the Monday orientation and be available during the entire four-week rotation.

How to Apply

Applications are taken through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).  Please note that the Mount Sinai Health System now includes our partner New York City programs at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Each program has its own application and selection process. Please see their websites for additional information regarding these programs.

For additional information, contact:

SinaiEM.elective@gmail.com

Visiting Student Director
Assistant Clerkship Director

Tim Walther, MD 
sinaiem.elective@gmail.com

Clerkship Director
Braden Hexom, MD 
braden.hexom@mssm.edu

Clerkship Coordinator
Vitaly Acosta 
vitally.acosta@mssm.edu