Welcome to the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Clerkship, Tampa General Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine.  For the next several weeks, you will be assigned to the Emergency Department.  You will work one-on-one with experienced Emergency Physicians. We will help you develop your history-taking ability, physical skill assessment, and diagnostic and management skills.  We are glad to welcome you to our department! 

     Please feel free to contact me at ZachariahMD@Gmail.com if you have any questions throughout your rotation. 

     We try to make this rotation fun, and one that stimulates you to learn through many different learning opportunities.This course is designed to introduce you to emergency medicine with all its unique opportunities and challenges. The best way to learn emergency medicine is to “do it.” You will be expected to evaluate patients, address their presenting complaints, initiate work-ups, and provide definitive therapies.  Often the most critically ill patients are managed using the “team approach,” which involves EMTs, nurses, physicians, and students.  How much you learn, see, and do depends primarily on your effort and interest.

     Our goal is to help you enrich your knowledge, hone your clinical skills, and develop a caring, compassionate, and empathetic attitude in dealing with patients and their families. This Emergency Medicine clerkship has a multifaceted approach to student education.  We teach the essentials of Emergency Medicine, integrating clinical skills and evidence-based medicine through didactic lectures, observation, performance of clinical procedures, hands on clinical experiences and direct interaction with faculty, individual patients, and families. We teach essential Emergency Medicine procedures as well as their indications, contraindications, benefits and risks.

     The ED is an energy-filled, busy place.  We look forward to sharing opportunities for growth with you.  Remember: the more effort you put into the rotation, the greater your rewards will be. 

     We look forward to working with you and anticipate that your rotation will be a rewarding experience, both personally and professionally.aindications and potential complications. You will learn and practice on mannequins, simulators, and each other (for venipuncture, IVs, Trauma FAST ultrasound exam). There is a lab, using simulators to practice some of the less common procedures, cricothyrotomy and tube thoracostomy. 


Anish B. Zachariah M.D. F.A.C.E.P, F.A.A.E.M.

 Director of Emergency Medicine Clerkship
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Tampa General Hospital