EMMD 7600

Acting Internship Advanced Emergency Medicine: Career Track


Alejandra Melgarejo
Course Coordinator


Regions: Kristi Lamb

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    Catalog Description: This course is designed for medical students interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine. Students will rotate at either Hennepin County Medical Center or Regions Hospital. Both institutions are Level I Trauma Centers and support independent Emergency Medicine residencies.

    During the rotation, students will work intensively with a staff member from the designated site. These staff members will serve as a mentor and meet with the student at least twice during the rotation. The faculty mentor will facilitate the students rotation, advise the student in pursuing a residency, and illustrate other aspects of Emergency Medicine as a career, including administration, research, and sub-specialties in EM (Toxicology, Emergency Medical Services, Ultrasound, etc.). An attempt will be made to assign the student to at least 3 shifts with his/her mentor. This will allow the faculty to develop a relationship with the student, aiding in accurately representing the student in a letter of evaluation for the residency application procedure.

    The Emergency Medicine Career Track Student will be scheduled for approximately 12–16 clinical shifts in the Emergency Department. They will also have increased extra-clinical responsibilities, including assisting in procedure workshops, attending the full range of EM conferences, and presenting several topics during the rotation.


    • HC: Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
    • RH: Regions Hospital, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN 55101

    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: M-S, varied shifts, including days, evenings and overnights, working directly with physicians and residents

    Direct patient care: Yes

    Consent Requirement: Arranged. Please submit a request to schedule using the form linked below.

    EMMD Arranged Electives Form

    Course Objectives: The Emergency Medicine Career Track student will:

    • hone his/her History and Physical Examination skills.
    • develop his/her fund of knowledge of the Core Content of Emergency Medicine.
    • learn how to care for multiple patients simultaneously.
    • understand the thought processes to uncover occult, life-threatening diseases.
    • improve efficiency in the Emergency Department.
    • develop a better understanding of how the Emergency Department functions with the hospital as a whole, and within the community.
    • recognize limitations within the Emergency Department.
    • learn how to better disposition patients both to outpatient and inpatient settings.
    • improve on communication skills at all levels.
    • become familiar with many other facets of Emergency Medicine, including ED use of Ultrasound, EMS, Toxicology, and/or administration.
    • develop a better understanding of Emergency Medicine as a Career.
    • become a better candidate for the Emergency Medicine Residency Application.

    Graded Components: 

    • Daily shift evaluation cards
    • Attendance at conferences, shifts and outside assignments
    • Assessment by faculty
    • Final examination

    Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


    Course Personnel: 

    • HCMC: Megan Rischall
    • Regions: Brad Hernandez

    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type: No

    Course equivalency: N/A

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