Welcome to your Emergency Medicine rotation at Swedish Hospital! We are looking forward to you joining us over the next four weeks. We hope to provide you with a high yield clinical experience in the exciting field of emergency medicine.
Please review and follow your schedule of shifts that is provided to you by the administrative staff. You will have a mix of day, evening and overnight shifts which are assigned for the block. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org well in advance of your shifts if you have any anticipated absences. If there are any last minute emergencies - please call and notify the ED of your absence (773) 898-8200 ext 3800. Following this, contact the Medical Education department for further guidance on making up the shift. See campus map below.
You will be working with an attending physician and a resident physician during your shift. Please arrive a few minutes early to every shift! This will allow you time to settle in and introduce yourself to the members of the team. Use this time to inquire about your expectations for the shift.
Be sure to seek out procedures from nurses, technicians, mid-level providers, and residents. Remember - emergency medicine is a team sport, so always treat everyone in the department with respect; and in-turn, they will be happy to assist you with anything you need to enhance your educational experience.
Resident didactics are held on Wednesday mornings from 08:00-12:00 (occasionally this time may vary, but you will have advanced notice). Attendance is required for all students rotating in the department. You will be excused if you are working the Tuesday overnight shift.
Small group didactics are held every Thursday from 13:30-14:30. Attendance is encouraged at these sessions, but you are not to leave a shift in the department to attend.
You will receive feedback through out your rotation while on your ER shifts. You will receive official feedback halfway through your rotation and at the end of the rotation from program leadership.
If you are applying for a residency position in Emergency Medicine and require a SLOE/Letter of Recommendation (LOR), please notify Medical Education well in advance of your rotation.
In addition to the requirements listed above, students who require a SLOE/LOR, will also need to complete the following:
At least 5 shift evaluations (please see form below) which can be provided by the medical education department. These may only be completed by an attending physician or senior emergency medicine resident (3rd or 4th year resident). Please print evaluation QR code form or display QR code evaluation form to the attending or senior resident at the end of your shift. The evaluation will be reviewed by the Program leadership in preparing your SLOE and giving feedback throughout your rotation.
20 in 6 Presentation:
At the beginning of your rotation - please contact Dr. Fullmer or Dr. Bhambri to schedule your presentation time. This presentation will be during resident didactics on a Wednesday morning. You are to present an “interesting case” you were a part of while in the Swedish ER. The format of the presentation will be 20 in 6 or Pecha Kucha The presentation must contain exactly 20 slides that are displayed for precisely 20 seconds each, making the total presentation time six minutes and 40 second. Refer to EMRA link for assistance. You may access the evaluation form used for grading of the presentation below or via the medical education department.
In order to obtain a SLOE/LOR you must complete the above requirements.
Medical Student Evaluation Forms
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