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.

CONTACT

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

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