Emergency Medicine

403.3 Emergency Medicine

Once scheduled, all requests for block changes or release from the Emergency Medicine elective must be received at least 30 days prior to the start of the elective.

Instructor: Annemieke Atema, M.D.   Email: Annemieke.Atema@bmc.org

Location: Boston Medical Center, Dowling Building – 1st Floor, 9:00 a.m.

Emergency Dept. Conference Room

Contact: Lisa Stapleton, Dowling 1 South, Room 1324

Telephone: 617 414-2801

Number of Students: 2

Period to be Offered: 4 weeks

Description of Elective:

Four weeks are spent working in the Boston Medical Center Emergency Department, a Level 1 trauma center. Students take an active role in the initial evaluation and treatment of patients, work alongside our senior residents, attendings, and nursing staff, and are exposed to wide variety of patients, illnesses, and procedures. For many patients, the ED is the first exposure that they have to the medical system and students will gain valuable experience as they are able to follow patients from presentation, through their workup, and onto their diagnosis and treatment. Field exposure to the pre-hospital care system is given with observation on a Boston EMS ambulance.

Students participate in daily teaching sessions, weekly departmental conferences, as well as a didactic lecture series designed specifically for them. The skills learned are as applicable to those going on to a career in EM, as to those entering other specialties.

BU students may sign up for the elective by completing an Add/Drop Form and bringing it to the office of Lisa Stapleton (Dowling 1 South, Rm 1324). Please also include your email address, phone number, and beeper number on the form so that we may send you confirmation and information regarding the rotation.

All BU students interested in Blocks 9-16 must speak with Dr. Atema prior to beginning the rotation.

Please note that students must be present for the orientation session on the first day of the rotation, as well as for an IBEX (computer tracking, order entry, documentation) training session on the first Tuesday of the rotation.

 

403.33 Emergency Medicine Research

Instructor: James Feldman, M.D.

Contact: Patty Mitchell, RN, Assistant Research Director

Telephone: 414-4560

Location: Boston Medical Center, Dowling 1

Number of Students: One per month

Period to be Offered: One month

Description of Elective:

This four week elective is for the highly motivated student with an interest in Emergency Medicine. Students will arrange with the course director to assist investigators with various aspects of projects such as project design, data collection, statistical analysis. Students will work closely with the investigator though they may be given tasks to accomplish on their own.

This elective requires prior approval of the course director (Dr. Feldman) or a full time faculty member from the Department of Emergency Medicine who has agreed to serve as a research mentor. Students who are interested in conducting original research must meet with the course director at least 6 months prior to the planned elective. Availability dependent on ongoing research activities in the Department.

 

403.35 Emergency Ultrasound (EUS)

Instructors: Meera Muruganandan, M.D.

Location: Boston Medical Center, Dowling 1S, Ultrasound Office

Contact: Lisa Stapleton, Dowling 1 South, Room 1324

Telephone: 617 414-2801

Number of Students: 2 Fourth Year Medical Students

Period to be Offered: Four Weeks

Course Director: Meera Muruganandan, M.D.

 

DESCRIPTION OF ELECTIVE

This elective is designed to give students with an interest in emergency medicine the opportunity to develop their ultrasound skills prior to residency and gain additional exposure to patient care in the emergency department.  During this elective, students will be provided the time and mentorship to develop advanced skills in bedside emergency ultrasound.  All students will participate in designated 3 hour hands-on instructional sessions with an ultrasound faculty member.  They will also have assigned 4 hour scanning shifts where they will scan patients in the emergency department.  The student will be expected to complete a minimum of 100 scans during their rotation.  These will be kept in a log by the student, along with any confirmatory studies to correlate with their scans.

The Emergency Ultrasound elective will be overseen by Dr. Meera Muruganandan .  Preference is given to students choosing a career in emergency medicine.  Each student must email Meera.Muruganandan@bmc.org to explain their specific interest in the emergency ultrasound elective for approval.

Students will report to Dowling 1S ultrasound office on their first day of their rotation.  Please email  Dr. Meera Muruganandan at Meera.Muruganandan@bmc.org with questions and to arrange a meeting time.