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Emergency Medicine Clerkship

All fourth-year medical students at IU School of Medicine are required to complete the emergency medicine clerkship. This popular rotation among graduates offers students the opportunity to serve as the primary caregiver for patients while working closely with faculty to develop and implement appropriate management plans.

Students must successfully complete all required third-year clerkships as a prerequisite for the emergency medicine rotation. Following an initial didactic series, students work approximately 15 nine-hour shifts during which they are supervised by board-certified emergency medicine faculty and senior emergency medicine residents. The Department of Emergency Medicine operates on the belief that autonomy and responsibility are essential for students to learn the fundamental approach to patients with undifferentiated urgent or emergent conditions.

Emergency Medicine MD Electives

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers MD electives to provide medical students exposure to the subspecialties within emergency medicine and the various emergency medicine clinical settings in Indiana. Students can select courses that provide an immersive experience in pre-hospital care, learn how to diagnosis and treat patients using ultrasound, and gain an advanced understanding of high-fidelity simulation.

Program Leadership

Daniel Corson-Knowles, MD

Daniel Corson-Knowles, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Bart R. Besinger, MD

Bart R. Besinger, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Rachel L. Day, MD

Rachel L. Day, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Nash P. Whitaker, MD

Nash P. Whitaker, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine