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Elective Title: 20ZE701 — EMERGENCY MEDICINE


This course is designed to provide on-site rotation with emergency trained physicians in a community-based hospital Emergency Department. A student can expect exposure to multiple patient volume, care of blunt and penetrating trauma, acute medical illness in adult and pediatric patients and industrial medicine. If the student is in the fourth year and has some experience, greater responsibility and freedom can occur. Housing is available if necessary. This course will provide interested students with exposure to Residency trained career Emergency Medicine physicians in a busy community practice.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: David Van Ryn, M.D./Diane Sink (dvanryn@eepi.net; dsink@eepi.net)

Director: David Van Ryn, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: Elkhart General Hospital (Elkhart)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate the fundamental approach 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; (Clinical Observation by course director)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status. Interest in emergency medicine.

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 30

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Library

Elective Type Category: AC - Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: David Van Ryn, M.D.(dvanryn@eepi.net) Diane Sink (dsink@eepi.net) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator. Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None