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Emergency Medicine Student Rotations

Medical Residents Gather for Rotations

Learn about everything our department has to offer.

Highlights of the Program Heading link

  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group at UICOMP

    The Emergency Medicine Interest Group of UICOMP seeks to build awareness within the student body of issues related to emergency medicine, both as a career and as a community service. We are student run and faculty mentored and our doors are open to anyone who is
    interested regardless of future career plans.

  • EM Shadowing

    The EM shadowing program is designed to introduce second and third year medical students to emergency medicine early in their medical school training. Meet physicians and get a sense for whether you might want to spend your career in the ED. It does not require a formal commitment. You will need to contact Janet Kupferschmid at  schedule a shadowing time.

  • Changing the Future of Emergency Medicine

    We are the cutting edge of innovation in emergency medicine. With educational innovation, Life Flight, JUMP simulation, and Tactical Medicine (to name a few) we are leaders in emergency medicine.

M4 Rotations Heading link

These rotations are four-week blocks. Blocks always begin on a Monday. The rotation dates are based on our predetermined four-week block schedule. Check with Academic Affairs for exact dates.

The ED shifts are 8 hours long, and students will work 14 shifts. These shifts will be divided between the different triage zones of our Emergency Department.

Requests for days off are accepted.

Please expect:

  • 5 hours of conference each week
  • 5 hours of orientation
  • A procedure lab
  • 3 hours of simulation didactics
  • A required exam to be given at the end of the rotation

70% of your grade will be from clinical evaluations and 30% is from your rotation exam.

Hospital Setting

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center and community teaching hospital. The patient volume is approximately 80,000/year. You will see a wide variety of patients, with 25-30% being Pediatrics.

Housing, Food, and Parking

A list of housing will be provided prior to your rotation with us and free meals are provided while on duty to visiting students. Parking is also available for $10 per month.

Visiting Students

You must be in your fourth year of medical school and have completed the following clerkships:

  • Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • OB/Gyn
  • Pediatrics

We accept students from LCME or Osteopathic accredited schools only. For both allopathic and osteopathic students planning a rotation at our institution, we require a copy of your USMLE transcript (Step 1 score OR Step 2 CK score OR both). For osteopathic students we also request that you submit a copy of your COMLEX transcript.

Get more info about applying as a visiting student.

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