IU School of Medicine Student Portal

2024-2025 Electives



The objective of the emergency medicine clinical rotation is to provide the student with meaningful exposure to the principles and practices of high quality emergency care. The clinical practice of emergency medicine includes patients of every age group with problems ranging from child abuse to cardiac arrest and from trauma to intoxication. The technique of rapid but thorough patient assessment will be taught with emphasis on the management of the acutely ill or injured patient. The student will have an opportunity to interact with the emergency care team at many levels including: attendance at medical education conferences, paramedic and EMT training and in-service, advanced cardiac and trauma life support programs, as well as ongoing emergency department educational presentation. The rotation will include clinical shifts at Lutheran Hospital Main Emergency Department and the Lutheran Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department, St Joseph and Dupont Hospital. All preceptors will be EM trained and EM board certified physicians with a passion for medical education.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iu.edu)

Director: Andrew Offerle, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: IUSM - Fort Wayne Lutheran, Lutheran Downtown and Dupont Hospitals

Other Faculty: Troy Clouse, M.D.; Tice Ashurst, D.O.; Jacob Capito, M.D.; NIcholas Leonowicz, M.D.; Morgan Wise, DO; Dan Borcherdt, DO; Michael Stanek, MD

Open Enrollment or Permission Required?: Permission Required

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Produce a concise problem-focused history and physical) Synthesize H&P data to generate an appropriate differential diagnosis and assessment and management plan (PC1)
  • 2) Describe management priorities for critically ill and injured patients (MK4)
  • 3) Develop knowledge of indications, complications, and techniques of common ED procedures including: airway management (bag-mask ventilation, rapid sequence intubation), procedural sedation, vascular access,/fluid resuscitation (IV placement, central lines, IO lines, arterial lines), CPR, lumbar puncture, bladder catheterization, splinting, suturing, regional anesthetic blocks, foreign body removal, and pain management (PC4)
  • 4) Describe the basic principles of trauma and trauma evaluation (PC1)


Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Observation by course director and preceptors)



Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Rotation:


Duty Hours: 40-50

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinator - Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iu.edu or 260-257-6833).

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None