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2024-2025 Electives



The student will work directly with a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician in the Emergency Department setting. Emphasis is on developing skills necessary for the rapid assessment and treatment of multiple patients having a variety of medical and surgical illnesses, both minor and life-threatening.

Elective Details:

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

Director: Nicholas Gould, D.O.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Professional Emergency Physicians (IUSM - Fort Wayne)

Other Faculty: Thomas Gutwein, M.D.

Open Enrollment or Permission Required?: Permission Required

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Gather information pertinent to the emergent patient from all sources available (PC1)
  • 2) Discuss the roles played by the various disciplines involved in the care of the emergent patient and how to best use those individuals to provide excellent patient care (SBP1)
  • 3) Discuss the information resources available to aid in the care of the emergent patient (PBLI1)
  • 4) Manage the patient’s airway be able to explain the various methods by which this can be accomplished (PC4)
  • 5) Achieve vascular access and discuss the various methods by which this can be accomplished (PC4)
  • 6) Perform the procedures commonly encountered in the care of the emergent patient (PC4)
  • Medical Knowledge Objectives 7) Assess and triage emergency patients (PC2)
  • 8) Recognize and stabilize emergency medical conditions (PC1)
  • 9) Discuss initial stabilization efforts for cardiac arrest, and for critically unstable patients with cardiac, traumatic, respiratory, septic, neurologic or other medical and surgical conditions (PC2)
  • 10) Discuss the unique environment of the Emergency Department, including both advantages and advanced capabilities for acute conditions as well as limitations and hindrances for management of chronic conditions (PC1)
  • 11) Perform as a member of the Trauma Team and will participate in trauma cases (SBP1)
  • 12) Effectively utilize diagnostic tests in the evaluation of the emergent patient (PC3)
  • 13) State the laws and liability issues pertinent to emergency medicine (SBP3)


Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Clinical Observation)



Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Rotation:


Duty Hours: 40 -60

Time Distribution: 95% Clinical; 5% Didactic

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