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Elective Title: 53ZE701 — EMERGENCY MEDICINE


The student will be exposed to a variety of Emergency Department patients. The student may see appropriate patients under the direction of a board certified Emergency physician and may perform history and physicals, write orders, and perform other procedures such as suturing intubation, chest tubes, etc. as approved by the physician. The Emergency Department is a Level II trauma department with a patient load of around 57,000 patients/year. Pertinent written material will be provided to the student. Students are encouraged to attend all hospital noon conferences. The student may also follow the Emergency physician to all in-house cardiopulmonary arrests. Patient load is increased during the months of May through October.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Suzi Tolliver (stolliv@iu.edu)

Director: Andrew Watters , MD

Campus: Bloomington

Location: IU Health Bloomington Hospital (Bloomington)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Quickly assess patients for emergent medical conditions (PC1)
  • 2) Present a concise history (PC1)
  • 3) Plan for appropriate emergent evaluation and disposition planning (PC3)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Clinical Observation; exam)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 5% Lecture/Seminar; 5% Library

Elective Type Category: AC- Advanced Clinical

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Suzi Tolliver (stolliv@iu.edu)

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None