The New York Presbyterian Sub-Internship in Emergency Medicine

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The sub-internship in Emergency Medicine is an intense four-week course which offers an experience reflecting the breadth of knowledge, activities, and responsibilities of an emergency medicine intern. This course is offered to all fourth-year medical students at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, as well as visiting students from outside institutions who are seriously considering a career in Emergency Medicine.

The course is modeled after the NewYork-Presbyterian Emergency Medicine Residency Program. NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia (168th Street) and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell (E. 68th Street) serve as the sites for this rotation. Time spent at both locations will expose the student to a diverse patient population and wide variety of disease and injury. Our modern, high volume, and high acuity Emergency Departments will serve as the classroom for one of the most hands-on and educational rotations you will have during your medical school careers.

This four-week clerkship includes 12 clinical shifts that are divided between NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. During this clerkship, students spend time in the Adult Emergency Departments at both facilities, the NewYork-Presbyterian/Cornell Pediatric Emergency Department, and the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Urgent Care Center. In addition, one shift will be spent with NewYork-Presbyterian EMS riding in an ambulance along with either an EMT or paramedic team.

There is also a substantial didactic component to this clerkship. Students attend a series of 4-5 hours weekly of dedicated sub-intern lectures, hands-on workshops, and small group sessions that will provide an overview of important emergency medicine topics. Example topics include trauma management, EKG analysis, toxicology cases, SIM training, airway lab (including advanced airway techniques), splint/suture/IV lab, ultrasound lecture/lab. In addition, students attend the four-hour weekly departmental conferences, SIM sessions and interactive theme days with the residents and the daily morning reports.

Our program also offers exposure to online educational resources and shared learning via Google+ which is an integral part of our NYPEMSI community. The program is designed to expose you to "Free Open Access Medical Education" (FOAMed) and the future tools of medical education, and to expand opportunities for communication, collaboration, education, and mentorship. You will be given the opportunity to participate in this larger online community.

Preparing for the course. This site your central resource; it is full of links and resources to help you prepare and succeed on your rotation and also help you prepare for your residency applications and ERAS. Start by reviewing the links under the menu "Preparing for your EM Sub-I" and then check out our Sub-Intern blog and Flipboard magazine: both filled with useful EM relevant tools educational material. There are also links to clinical resources, some of our favorite Emergency Medicine education blogs, a student updated wiki-page, and much more.