Virtual Clerkship

Rotation overview

There will be highly interactive case-based didactics that are student-centered and simulation-focused. Per Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Bridge to EM curriculum, asynchronous assignments will take students between 4-5 hours daily. Foundations of Emergency Medicine virtual meetings will take approximately 2 hours (two Foundations cases and Frameworks review) daily. Following the Foundations discussion, interactive lectures on core content will be delivered by residents, fellows, and faculty. Procedure labs will be performed via webcam with step-by-step instructions by a simulation faculty member in real time, to allow students to ask questions during the process. Medical students will also be provided with a solid framework to understand effective emergency medicine sonography. In addition, medical students will be required to virtually attend all weekly Wednesday conferences with the residents, including simulation, core content, journal club, case of the week, grand rounds, morbidity & mortality, interdepartmental joint conferences, EKG and radiology review, and topics in pediatric emergency medicine.

Learning objectives

By the end of this elective, students will be able to:

  1. Optimize history-taking skills, construct a differential diagnosis, and design a treatment plan under the guidance of a resident or an attending physician
  2. Apply emergency medicine and critical care decision-making skills during case-based medical and surgical resuscitations
  3. Review emergency medicine and critical care procedural skills through demonstrations
  4. Recognize the social nuances and medical ethics underlying a patient encounter, and how to troubleshoot the system
  5. Identify the importance of ultrasonography in emergency medicine and critical care
  6. Compare and contrast normal and abnormal findings on a bedside ultrasound
  7. Interpret ultrasound findings to narrow differential diagnoses
  8. Analyze current medical literature and practice evidence-based medicine

End-of-rotation presentation

You will present an interesting case in the form of a 10-minute case report. Students present a brief HPI, past medical history, pertinent surgical, family and social history, and a physical exam. Students then formulate a differential diagnosis, determine which diagnostic tests are to be performed, and then discuss the results, final diagnosis, and the disposition of the patient. This is the most common style of presentation but you are not restricted to this format. Alternatively, you may review recent literature or an interesting procedure. Feel free to be creative. Audio-visual aids are not required but are frequently utilized.

End-of-rotation exam

In addition, at the end of the rotation, you will be taking a 50-question multiple choice exam. An email will be sent out at on the last Friday of the rotation. You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam and email me back your answers on the excel sheet provided. The time stamp of the email will be used to ensure that you have completed the exam within the allotted 90 minutes.

How to apply

New York-Presbyterian Queens uses the AAMC's Visiting Student Application System (VSAS). We receive and review applications on a rolling basis. We recommend applying as early as possible, especially for rotations during the summer and early fall.

To find our rotation on VSAS :

  1. Go to the VSAS Search for Electives form
  2. Select Weill Cornell Medicine from the Institution Menu
  3. Select New York Presbyterian-Queens from the Site Menu
  4. Click Search

This fourth year EM elective is designated EMER.8009.NYQ (VIRTUAL Emergency Med and Critical Care Simulation)

We offer four emergency medicine electives

EMER.8304.NYQ — Sub-internship in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Queens
EMER.8006.NYQ — Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Simulation at New York-Presbyterian Queens
EMER.8002.NYQ — Emergency Medicine Ultrasound at New York-Presbyterian Queens
EMER.8009.NYQ — VIRTUAL Emergency Med and Critical Care Simulation

For more information contact

Sheetal Sheth, DO

Sheetal Sheth, DO

Student Clerkship Director

Director of Undergraduate Education