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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)

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 (ISC5)
  • 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 (ISC2)
  • 8) Develop skills in suturing, casting, and other interventions as appropriate for the student´┐Żs skill level and enthusiasm of care skills desired and needed (PC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

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

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iu.edu) 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) or Brittany Miller (millerby@iun.edu or 219-980-6525). South Bend students contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None