4th Year Student Elective

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital’s emergency department is the 7th busiest emergency department in United States, and a Level II Trauma Center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI, and a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center providing a breadth of pathology and acuity level. It contains multiple critical care rooms, a dedicated fast-track area, and an adjacent pediatric ED staffed by pediatric and pediatric emergency medicine trained faculty.

During this 4-week rotation, students will function as sub-interns with our ABEM certified faculty to manage all aspects of care for both ambulatory and acutely ill or injured patients. The rotation is clinically focused, with the majority of learning occurring in the emergency department, supplemented by didactic and procedural training. Our volume, acuity, and expert faculty affords rotating students the opportunity to participate in recognition, acute stabilization, management, and disposition of some of the most time sensitive pathophysiology that presents to emergency rooms anywhere.

Students will complete 14 to 16 10-hour shifts, working one-on-one with our academic and clinical faculty. They will have the opportunity to work in both high-acuity and fast-track areas in order to manage a variety of patient complaints and pathology.

Students will attend weekly Thursday morning resident lecture series as well as monthly journal clubs, and will also have focused student lectures.

Students will receive feedback and written formal evaluation from faculty for each clinical shift they work. Students will receive a final rotation grade based on their clinical performance, and SLOEs will be offered as requested.

To Apply:

To be considered for an audition rotation in Emergency Medicine, please send over the following information in one complete email to Ricardo.Forest@wellstar.org and KennestoneEMrecruitment@gmail.com:

  • Your CV
  • Test Scores (Step 1, Step 2, COMLEX, etc)
  • 3 dates that you would like to rotate in order of preference
  • Transcript
  • Coordinator’s contact information (Name, title, email, phone number)

Before we can commit to taking you on for an audition or elective rotation, we need to ensure that your institution has a current Program Affiliation Agreement with our hospital. If we do not have a current and valid agreement, this will extend the process and can take up to 3-4  months to come to terms between both legal departments.

•               Transcript

•               Coordinators contact information (Name, title, email, phone number)

The next part is very critical in the decision on if you want to continue or not.

Before we can commit to taking you on for an audition or elective rotation, we need to ensure that your institution has a current Program Affiliation Agreement with our hospital. After which, the program directors will decide if the program can accommodate a student at the requested time. Please make sure I have the complete contact information for your institutional coordinator. Please make sure that I can reach your coordinator immediately. If we do not have a current and valid agreement, this will extend the process and can take up to 3-4  months to come to terms between both legal departments.

We are currently exploring the VSAS process but for now, Wellstar accepts placement requests through an online student request and onboarding tool called ACEMAPP – Alliance for Clinical Experience Matching and Placement Program to better support your faculty and students. You will receive more information on this as you proceed with the application process.

We are currently exploring the VSAS process but as of now, Wellstar accepts placement requests through an online student request and onboarding tool called ACEMAPP – Alliance for Clinical Experience Matching and Placement Program to better support your faculty and students.

Questions? Contact:

Rotations Coordinator ● Mr. Ricardo Forest ● Ricardo.Forest@wellstar.org

KennestoneEMrecruitment@gmail.com