Emergency Medicine for Medical Students

Thank you for selecting our Department to further your Emergency Medicine education. The Department of Emergency Medicine has several different elective choices available to rising fourth-year medical students. We welcome all applications beginning on April 1 and continuing throughout an academic year. We are able to only offer these electives based on the UT Southwestern academic period’s calendar.

Courses in Emergency Medicine

Internship in EM (EM 1901)

Description: Students will be an integral member of the team, providing emergency care for acutely injured or ill patients in the Emergency Departments (EDs) with direct supervision to EM faculty
Course Availability: All periods
Prerequisite: Completion of four core required clerkships, which must include Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and one additional.

Sub-Internship in EM (EM 1902)

Description: Higher level learning and responsibility reporting directly to EM faculty
Course Availability: All periods
Prerequisite: Completion of all core clerkships and a previous four-week EM course (1901/2101 or EM course)
Open to UTSW and visiting students (see Visiting Student Application Process)

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (EM 2105)

Description: Bedside U.S. utilizing clinical EM principles. Separate tracks for post Clerkship (1633) and PreCIII students (2003)
Course Availability: All periods
Prerequisite: EM 1633 requires completion of all core clerkships and either EM 1616, 1901, or 2101
Open to UTSW and visiting students (see Visiting Student Application Process)

Toxicology (EM1621/2002)

Description: Consulting service with high clinical exposure and didactics. Separate tracks for post Clerkship (1621) and PreC III (2002)
Course Availability: All periods
Open to UTSW and visiting students (see Visiting Student Application Process)