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2024-2025 Electives



Students will be required to be present in the Emergency Department 40 hours per week. The clinical aspects of emergency medicine will be emphasized and supervision will be individualized for each student.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Stacey Patrick (sapats@iu.edu)

Director: Donald F. Zimmer, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: Memorial Hospital (South Bend)

Other Faculty: ER Staff

Open Enrollment or Permission Required?: Permission Required

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Employ fundamental approaches to caring for patients with urgent and emergent medical conditions (PC1)
  • 2) Perform a focused history, physical examination and management plan for patients presenting with unselected illnesses and injuries (PC1)
  • 3) Describe the fundamental concepts of resuscitation for patients in all age groups with either medical illness or injury (PC1)


Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (The assessment methods include faculty observation of patient care including history and physical examines in urgent/emergency cases. Students will be asked to give oral presentations on concepts of resuscitation and management plans for patients. The assessment will be conducted by the course director).



Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Rotation:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator. 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