Introduction

We are excited to offer 4th year Externships in Emergency Medicine and are accepting applications via Clinician Nexus. We accept applications from qualified MD and DO candidates from US medical schools. The Emergency Medicine Clerkship at Ocala Regional Medical Center will introduce the student to the initial assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of typical chief complaints seen in an emergency department. The student will spend four weeks in a busy emergency department seeing adult patients suffering from medical, surgical, traumatic injuries, or traumatic disease. Students will be responsible for the assessment and management of their patients while working closely with other students, residents, and attending physicians as well as hospital staff. Students will observe and may participate in a variety of procedures. Regular attendance at weekly didactic and hands-on conferences, simulation sessions, and journal clubs is required. We write meaningful Emergency Medicine Standardized Letters of Evaluation (SLOEs) from our Educational Leadership Group. We are also able to offer early interviews and coaching for future interviews to rotating students.

Course experience and curriculum

Students learning experiences will be mostly at bedside with direct Attending interaction. Didactics will follow the resident curriculum on Wednesday mornings and provide ample opportunity for interaction with the residents. Student curriculum will follow the SAEM Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine Curriculum.