Clerkships

Eisenhower Health’s Graduate Medical Education Program has a strong commitment to teaching medical students. Eisenhower Health routinely hosts medical students upon approval of an affiliation agreement. Our main key focus is to provide excellent teaching service to all students.

Clerkships give students the experience and opportunity in all aspects of the hospital setting. Our rotation opportunities include general inpatient services, emergency department and various other departments that allow learning by viewing and doing. Students are shadowing practicing preceptor MDs as well current residents throughout the rotation. Our goal is to provide the fundamentals in the value of teaching and management of care.

Eisenhower Health does not sponsor any visas for international students. Please only apply if you have a U.S. citizenship, green card, and/or employment authorization document.

Information & Dates

Clerkship Directors
Tam Le, DO / Iman Rasheed, MD

Description
This four week clerkship is designed for the student to see urgent and emergent cases independently, and then present the cases to the attending physician who will verify the H&P in order to develop a plan for evaluation, treatment, and disposition.

Expectations and Goals
The student will be exposed to the specialty of emergency medicine, experience the initial approach to patients in need of emergent medical care, and will become more comfortable with procedures common in emergency medicine.

Prerequisite:
Completion of third year of medical student

Duration:
4 weeks

Location:
EMC Tennity Emergency Department

Time of rotation:
14 ten-hours shifts
Scheduled for 5am, 9am, 10am, 3pm, and 7pm

Required education sessions:

  •       Weekly Conferences (Every Thursday)
  •       Procedure Workshop (First Tuesday)
  •       Student Presentations (Third Thursday)
  •       SAEM Exam (Fourth Friday at 8am)

Important notes:
We limited the number of learners in the emergency department to ensure the quality of the rotation. Therefore, we offer the rotations to student who are applying to emergency medicine residency. Do not apply through VSAS website.

Available Dates for 2024-2025

January 8 – February 4, 2024
February 5 – March 3, 2024
March 4 – 31, 2024
April 1 – 28, 2024
April 29 – May 26, 2024
May 28 – June 23, 2024
June 24 – July 21, 2024
July 22 – August 18, 2024
August 19 – September 15, 2024
September 16 – October 13, 2024
October 14 – November 10, 2024
November 11 – December 8, 2024
December 9, 2024 – January 5, 2025

Clerkship Director
Ami Kurzweil, MD

Description
In order to provide medical students with hands-on emergency medicine ultrasound experience, active participation in performing ultrasound, reviewing learning materials are emphasized.

Practical and didactic experience that will enable medical students to become proficient with routine Emergency Ultrasound (EUS) applications. Medical students will gain understanding of both indications and limitations of ED-US, as well as staying up to date with most current ED-US literature and research. By end of rotation, medical students will have completed a curriculum covering basic and advanced EM-US applications and will be able to fully integrate EM-US into their daily practice.

Expectations and Goals
The course consists of experiences in performing ultrasound in the ED to aid patient care, weekly conferences, QA session and summary report presentations.

The Ultrasound (US) rotation will consist of a 4 week block with 20 US shifts in the emergency department (Mon-Fri). 4 of those shifts will include 4 hours of hands-on scanning and training directly supervised by Ultrasound Faculty. Medical students will also participate in 1 day/week ultrasound video review (quality assurance – QA) sessions with Ultrasound Faculty. The medical student will then have an additional 14 shifts wherein they will spend most of the day scanning patients and doing US guided procedures under direct supervision of ED attending staff. Depending on scheduling, the medical student may be on the rotation independently or concurrently with other medical students or residents.

The medical student is expected to perform 150-200 ultrasound scans over the course of the month and become proficient in procedures such as ultrasound guided IV’s. The medical student will also present an ultrasound research article of their choosing to the ultrasound faculty. They are also expected to take an end of rotation multiple choice test and hands-on ultrasound assessment.

Medical students per block: capped at 2 per block

Schedule is Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm

Available Dates for 2024-2025

January 8 – February 4, 2024
February 5 – March 3, 2024
March 4 – 31, 2024
April 1 – 28, 2024
April 29 – May 26, 2024
May 28 – June 23, 2024
June 24 – July 21, 2024
July 22 – August 18, 2024
August 19 – September 15, 2024
September 16 – October 13, 2024
October 14 – November 10, 2024
November 11 – December 8, 2024
December 9, 2024 – January 5, 2025

Clerkship Director
Victor Cisneros, MD, MPH, CPH
Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Graduate Medical Education
Director of Community Health Outreach, Eisenhower Health

Description
Welcome to our Social Medicine & Health Equity Medical Student Elective in the Emergency Department. Here, the intersection of social determinants of health, society, and healthcare takes center stage. Patients feel the impact of shifts in social policy, economic factors, housing, and health insurance. The Emergency Department has long served as a safety net within our healthcare system, providing Emergency Physicians with a distinctive lens to fathom the intricate interplay between these social dynamics and the care received by our underserved patients. Our goal is to expose and educate students on the critical links between social determinants of health and emergency department care.

Expectations and Goals
Students will work under direction of Dr. Victor Cisneros, Emergency Medicine faculty, and Resident physicians to learn the essential components of social emergency medicine, population health, and health disparities:

  1. Develop an understanding of importance of the social determinants of health and their relationship to patients, their care and their outcomes
  2. Learn the evaluation and workup of common emergency medicine patient presentations as they are impacted by social needs
  3. Participate in departmental, institutional, and community centered educational activities
  4. Learn and attend weekly Street Medicine Program
  5. Learn and work closely by shadowing our social worker team
  6. Mentorship from faculty and residents
  7. Elective consist of some shifts in the emergency department
  8. Readings and didactic focusing on social issues in emergency medicine
  9. Ultrasound education will be incorporated
  10. Participation in community service events as available

Requirements

  1. MS3 or MS4 that has completed USMLE Step 1 and/or COMLEX Level 1
  2. Good academic standing

Location
EMC Tennity Emergency Department
Street Medicine Program - Mobile Clinic

Available Dates for 2024
2 or 4 week rotation, dates flexible throughout year.
Max of two Medical Students per 2 or 4 week block rotation.

Required Education Session:
Orientation (First day of Orientation)
Weekly Conference (Every Thursday morning)
Weekly Street Medicine Program (Every Tuesday afternoons)

Possible Scholarship:
For qualified applications, for more information see DEI scholarship website

Social Medicine and Health Equity Teaching Modules/Topics

  1. Language
  2. Culture & Race
  3. Gender Identity
  4. Health Literacy
  5. Homelessness, Housing conditions
  6. Financial Strain/Instability, Debt
  7. Food Insecurity
  8. Medical Legal Needs
  9. Immigration
  10. Human Trafficking
  11. Incarceration
  12. Healthcare Coverage and Access to Care
  13. Transportation
  14. Education
  15. Substance Use Disorder
  16. Firearm Violence
  17. Interpersonal Violence
  18. Implicit bias & microaggression

Clerkship Director
Rajdeep Brar, MD

Description
This four week sub-internship is designed to include the fourth-year medical student as a core member of the Family Medicine Inpatient Service team.

Expectations and Goals
The sub-intern will assess acutely ill patients, formulate appropriate differential diagnoses, and develop evaluation and treatment plans using current evidence-based guidelines. Additionally, the sub-intern will model Family Medicine at the bedside by adopting a patient- and family-centered approach to care, engaging patients in shared decision-making, partnering with patients’ families of choice, and communicating with each patient’s primary care provider to improve care transitions from admission through discharge.

Medical student per block: 1

Available Dates for 2024-2025

January 8 – February 4, 2024
February 5 – March 3, 2024
March 4 – 31, 2024
April 1 – 28, 2024
April 29 – May 26, 2024
May 28 – June 23, 2024
June 24 – July 21, 2024
July 22 – August 18, 2024
August 19 – September 15, 2024
September 16 – October 13, 2024
October 14 – November 10, 2024
November 11 – December 8, 2024
December 9, 2024 – January 5, 2025

Clerkship Director
Naeem Abu-Shehab, MD

Description
This four week clerkship is designed to provide an in-depth exposure to high quality care in the inpatient setting. This rotation differs from the traditional medicine rotation in that students have the opportunity to be exposed to more patients, as multiple patients are admitted each day, rather than on a rotating call schedule.

Expectations and Goals
The rotation focuses on evaluation and management of common hospital based internal medicine pathology and inpatient medical consultations on surgical patients, students work directly with hospitalists on the service without the involvement of house staff.

Internal Medicine Requirements

  1. Applicants should apply after the completion of the Internal Medicine Core Clerkship in order to have their transcripts reflected.
  2. Please apply after taken the USMLE Step 1

Available Dates for 2024-2025

January 8 – February 4, 2024
February 5 – March 3, 2024
March 4 – 31, 2024
April 1 – 28, 2024
April 29 – May 26, 2024
May 28 – June 23, 2024
June 24 – July 21, 2024
July 22 – August 18, 2024
August 19 – September 15, 2024
September 16 – October 13, 2024
October 14 – November 10, 2024
November 11 – December 8, 2024
December 9, 2024 – January 5, 2025

Apply To Our Clerkship Program

Eisenhower Health requires all employees, including all Visiting Rotators, to be fully vaccinated and upon the start of their rotation, each visiting rotator will need to provide proof of vaccination to Employee Health.

For more information, please contact the Clerkship Coordinator at srodriguezacosta@eisenhowerhealth.org.

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