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2024-2025 Electives



The student will do initial emergency care of patients in an active community emergency department. He/she will have full time supervision by our emergency department physicians and in addition will enjoy the participation of a full complement of specialists in our emergency department. We expect the student to work with enthusiasm and guarantee this to be a positive learning experience.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iu.edu)

Director: James Leonard, D.O.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: IU Health La Porte Hospital (La Porte)

Other Faculty: April Bisaga, DO; Regina Iwinski, MD; William Houston, MD; Easa Ghoreishi, MD; Robert Riggs, MD

Open Enrollment or Permission Required?: Permission Required

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Collect data that is pertinent to a specific patient (PC3)
  • 2) Document the information in an appropriate form on the ER chart (ICS4)
  • 3) Staff the patient with the faculty in an effective and efficient manner (PC1)
  • 4) Establish with the faculty a diagnostic plan for evaluation of the patient (PC2)
  • 5) Interpret laboratory and diagnostic test results (PC3)
  • 6) Establish with the faculty a treatment plan of care appropriate for the patient (PC3)
  • 7) Identify the appropriate communication style and content required to share with the patient and his/her supporting group and then communicating with those individuals (ICS1)
  • 8) Develop skills in suturing, casting, and other interventions as appropriate for the student’s skill level and enthusiasm of care skills desired and needed (PC4)


Clinical Performance Evaluation Form



Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Rotation:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Northwest and South Bend electives must go thru their respective coordinators. Northwest students, contact Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iu.edu or 219-980-6561). South Bend students contact Stacey Patrick (sapats@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None